Brisbane Fashion Month presented by Wintergarden will return in October with a line-up of runway and networking events showcasing Queensland designers. In its third year, Brisbane Fashion Month expands to encompass more runway shows this year, spanning free and ticketed events with 34 Queensland designers to be featured on the runway.

The Wintergarden pop-up store returns as part of the month long event for 2018, with seven one week pop ups allocated to designers throughout October and into November due to overwhelming demand. Networking and business development remains a strong focus of Brisbane Fashion Month. The signature business workshop this year will be presented by Australia Post and involve a line-up of speakers. Director Laura Churchill said this year’s festival would showcase designers from across Brisbane and Queensland in a series of events aimed at highlighting the many talents of local fashion creatives. “We’re really proud to showcase the largest number of Queensland designers of any festival in the state,” says Laura. “Audiences will be able to come and see everything from student and emerging designers through to the biggest names in fashion on the runway as well as shop from a hand-picked selection of labels in the Wintergarden pop-up store throughout October.”

Free parades in Queen Street Mall outside Wintergarden will offer audiences the chance to see fresh new talent at the Next Gen show presented by Next Hotel and learn the tricks of the trade from designers. A new initiative of this year’s event, the Pocket Guide to Brisbane Fashion, will be released in September and available at all Brisbane Fashion Month events and will act as a go-to guide for consumers to find and shop from Brisbane and Queensland designers. The Brisbane Fashion Month design competition returns for 2018 also, offering the winning designer the chance to showcase in the Next Gen show in the Queen Street Mall as well as accommodation, business and mentorship prizes.

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