Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane has announced its program for 2018. Queensland design and Next Gen talent will be joined on the runway by some of the most illustrious names in Australian fashion – including Camilla, Ginger & Smart, Dion Lee, Alice McCall, Bianca Spender, Aqua Blu Australia and Scanlan Theodore – to present their new Spring/Summer collections.

The Fashion Festival returns to Old Government House in the QUT Gardens Point precinct, as the destination for the majority of runway shows. Keeping it fresh and making the most of this location, this year the runway will span three sides of the building, allowing for a greater number of attendees and coveted front row seats. For the ultimate mix, the Queens Plaza High Tea and Fashion Trends series returns, held at Tattersall’s Club on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 August. Hosted by leading stylist Kimberly Gardner, guests will enjoy treats and champagne as they peruse the must-have new season trends from Queens Plaza’s Australian and international luxury brands.

On Tuesday evening the Fashion Festival goes off-site, with a runway show hosted at St John’s Cathedral in the city. The Cathedral will provide the backdrop for Mercedes-Benz Group Show 1. On Wednesday, 29 August the future of fashion will be on display as the Festival returns to Old Government House for the Next Gen Group Show, presenting the creative visions of more than 20 emerging fashion designers. And, wrapping up the 2018 program, Mercedes-Benz Group Show 2 on Thursday 30 August will showcase top Queensland and Australian designers presenting resort wear, day wear and menswear.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane Director Lindsay Bennett is proud to unveil this year’s program. “The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival is such an important and exciting event for local designers, both established and emerging. The team and I are delighted to showcase such a strong line-up of Queensland creatives, giving them the opportunity to present their collections in front of a wide audience of fashion lovers, industry insiders and influential media – meaning greater exposure and sales,” he said. “And, with the addition of some of Australia’s most renowned designers, this year’s Fashion Festival is set to be one of the most exciting yet.”

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