Ladies and Gentlemen I hope you’re all looking forward to the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane, gracing our gorgeous city for six days of fashion fabulousness! This festival celebrates and showcases the very best local, national and international talent, and I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about another one of our fabulous local Brisbane fashion houses who will be strutting their stuff on this years cat walk.
Founded in 2011, Stokes Thompson Designs provides their clients with unique, high end resort, special occasion and race wear, all reflecting the distinctive style of the designer.
Victoria (Vicki) Thompson is the Creative Director at Stokes Thompson and for her fashion design has always been a great passion, developed over the years when she was working outside the fashion industry, creating Stokes Thompson with the goal to make exclusive fashion accessible to women who want to look and feel a little more special at any important occasion.
They are a Brisbane based designer that takes inspiration from Australian landscapes; the subtle mauves of an outback sunset, the vast ochre horizons, and the blue/green oceans and coral reefs.
Stokes Thompson aims to provide exclusive looks and deliver quality special occasion wear and innovative styles. They currently are producing trans-seasonal dresses that are both beautiful and practical, and they travel well – making it all the easier to be fabulous in your busy lifestyle!
Being based in Brisbane, Stokes Thompson uses to its advantage the sub-tropical climate, working with colourful fabrics and lighter silks that are suitable for the warmer climes. Using quality fabrics which are enhanced with subtle details that create a look and feel that’s right for any special occasion, be it bride to bridesmaid, wedding guest to race day runway.
Wherever the ideas and creativity originate, Stokes Thompson aims to always make special occasions a little more special, quoting their own website “From design to the final garment, each new Stokes Thompson collection presents the opportunity for us to create for the client, well-constructed women’s apparel at affordable prices.”
Stokes Thompson Designs are currently producing most of their styles as one-per-size collections or exclusive one offs meaning your gorgeous garment will be unique to you!
The relatively young brand will be showcased this year in the Emerging Designer Group Show at 8pm on Tuesday the 27th. They will be up against some of the best finalists in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival and News Queensland Media Inspired Fashion Awards vying for a prize pool of $10,000. This does include a people’s choice award so do your homework and may the best designer win!