Brisbane fashionistas, Tuesday 27th August will need to be a comfortable shoe day because MBFF is choc-a-block FULL of delicious fashion goodness! Tuesday is not only the busiest day but also the most widely spread, from the end of Queen street to South Bank and King George Square, let’s get this chic showdown started!
QueensPlaza and the Marriott Hotel are once again teaming up for the most fabulous High Tea you’ve ever seen, if you missed out on tickets for Monday’s high tea be sure to get into this one and see all the latest fashion trends from labels and retailers in QueensPlaza. Again starting at 10am this will give you plenty of time to put your heels to the pavement and shop your favourites before The Fashion Bar (King George Square) rolls out the carpet at 5pm for it’s pre and post show hospitality, and for those of you with Gold reserve tickets, Epicure VIP Runway Lounge (Hamilton Lounge, City Hall) is open from 5.15 for your VIP experience.
Across the river the State Library of Queensland is holding two free events, starting at 5.30pm in the JOL Reading room with the Fashion White Gloves Experience. Madeleine King & Nadia Buick, working alongside one of our John Oxley librarians, will showcase some of the fashion related content in the SLQ collection. They’ll share details of each item, how it came to be in the collection and how they are being utilised through The Fashion Archives research project.
Following this event there will be a panel discussion in the Auditorium from 6.30pm, a conversation about ‘Queensland Style’. Does Queensland have a distinctive style? How has it changed over time, and how does a notion of Queensland style translate across different disciplines? Join fashion curator Nadia Buick with artist Michael Zavros, architect Stephen Cameron, academic Dr Courtney Pedersen, and “jeweller to the lost” Barbara Heath for a conversation about the aesthetics, themes and distinctiveness (or lack of) in Queensland’s sub-tropical design.
These are free events but for capacity purposes you need to register your attendance so make your booking here slq.eventbrite.com or call 3840 7768.
Brisbane City Hall Auditorium is the venue for all the magnificent runway shows in this year’s MBFF, and for those of you that have made a visit since the renovations I don’t have to remind you how beautiful it is, but I will, it’s gorgeous! It’s the perfect dreamy setting for our two runway shows tonight, starting with Bridal.
The Bridal group show starts at 6.30pm and all of our blushing bride-to-be’s will want to have their eyes glued to the catwalk for the heart stopping designs featuring; Brides Desire by Wendy Sullivan, George Wu, Regalia Bridal Designs, Bertossi Brides, Darb Bridal Couture, Paul Hunt, Jack Sullivan Bridal, and Elizabeth de Varga Exclusive.
After all that romance we have a break until 8pm for the exciting News Queensland Media Inspired Fashion Awards! Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival and News Queensland present a next generation design program exploring the relationship between media and fashion. Sit back and enjoy the Emerging Designer Group Show whose finalists are vying for a prize pool of $10,000, including a people’s choice award. This show will feature Molachino, Erin Hassall Designs, Molly & Polly Swimwear, Playsuit, A Jacksonian Era, Sinead James, Begitta, Stokes Thompson Designs.
I hope you’re getting as excited as we are; MBFF 2013 is shaping up to be the best yet!
Stay tuned for our next article with the inside goss on Day 4!
State Library of Queensland Event – Barbara Heath.
Emerging Artist – Stoke Thompson Designs.
Images via George Wu, Stoke Thompson Designs, Barbara Heath.