The inaugural BrisAsia Festival Fashion Program has been rescheduled to Friday 25 March from the original date of Sunday 6 February, in light of the expected peak of the Omicron wave in the first week of February.
The event will remain at the Fortitude Music Hall, celebrating culture through fashion by showcasing design labels with Asian, Indigenous and International heritages. The BrisAsia Festival Fashion media launch and model casting, which was scheduled for 10am this Sunday 16 January, has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. Produced by Fashion Festival Queensland, working closely with BrisAsia Festival producers Sounds Across Oceans and proudly supported by Brisbane City Council, Motorama and GHD, BAFF will feature a Fashion Forum event at 2pm followed by two runway fashion shows at 6pm and 7.30pm.
Labels including Akira, Native Swimwear Australia, Joteo, Moreno Marcos, Heaven Swimwear, M7 by Miu Tsujikawa, Hestia by Yip Wing Chi, Liz Clift, Mode Voyage, DAN STUDIO, MYKA Studio, Nevidebla, Luna + Sun, Fancynators and Hopevale Arts & Cultural Centre, will showcase at the event.
BAFF Fashion Director Liz Golding said the event would grow as part of the annual BrisAsia Festival for the next four years. “The only fashion event in Brisbane, and Queensland, specifically curated to showcase local Asian designers, champion intercultural dialogue and collaborate with Indigenous artists, BrisAsia Fashion establishes a new horizon for Queensland fashion. Queenslanders love to celebrate home-grown talent and national designers who love their Queensland supporters and now we can do so in a way that embraces the full spectrum of our cultural diversity.
“The Forum from 2pm to 4pm will feature guest speakers Akira Isogawa from Akira; Natalie Cunningham from Native Swimwear Australia; and Sher Lo from Anannasa. It will explore how these designers embrace and draw on their cultural heritage and international influences to create their vision, perspectives and collections. The Runway Shows at 6pm and 7.30pm will be presented by the Motorama Group, who represent many leading Asian car brands and are located in highly diverse communities.”
Brisbane fashion influencer Marie Hillard, ‘@thebrisbanegirl’, is the Event Ambassador and BAFF will support local charity Hummingbird House, Queensland’s only children’s hospice, through donations from ticket sales. Tickets for the BrisAsia Festival Fashion Fortitude Music Hall events are available at https://fashionfestivalqueensland.com.au/whats-on-ticketing-1 with Forum-only tickets $49 each; Gala Show tickets $110 per person per show; and VIP packages including the Forum, both Gala Shows and the Afterparty $320 per person. All tickets include hospitality. More information: https://fashionfestivalqueensland.com.au/
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