Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane has unveiled its program for 2019, featuring a series of runway shows and fashion events to excite every fashion fan. The Festival runs from Sunday 25 to Thursday 29 August at the Howard Smith Wharves with tickets for all events are on sale now.

Sunset Launch Party, hosted by The Fantauzzo, will kick off the festival on Sunday where guests will adorn themselves in Spring-appropriate white, while the colours of sunset provide the perfect backdrop to an evening of canapes and beverages. There will also be some special first glimpses of the runway collections to come.

New to the program this year, Lunch with the Girls on Monday 26 August invites ticket-holders to indulge in a two-course luncheon at Brisbane City Hall in the company of some of Australia’s most fabulous and recognisable women. Special celebrity hosts will discuss all things fashion, while guests take in a salon show featuring the top 40 trends for Spring/Summer 19. Guests who purchase tickets to Lunch with the Girls will also go into the draw to win a prize gifted by Fashion Festival Gold Partner, McKinney’s Jewellers, in celebration of the jeweller’s 135th anniversary. The prize includes a strand of Australian South Sea Pearls featuring 31x Circle Baroque Silver Pearls secured with a diamond set invisible clasp, valued at $25,000. The winner will be drawn personally by Margot McKinney at the event.

The first show to open the Festival’s official runway is long-time Fashion Festival Partner, QueensPlaza. It will treat fashion lovers to the stunning, new collections from the centre’s high-end Australian and international brands at the QueensPlaza Fashion Show. QueensPlaza is home to labels and retailers such as alice McCALL, Viktoria & Woods, Aje, Scanlan Theodore, sass & bide, Calibre, David Jones and Bvlgari.

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