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Fortitude Valley Markets – Re-launch

posted by Danielle Lewis October 7, 2014 0 comments


The Fortitude Valley markets have been a Brisbane institution since they first hit the streets back in 1992. Now with the refurbishment of the Brunswick Street Mall, the markets too have received a facelift and officially re-launch this Saturday the 11th of October  and will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 9am-4pm. The markets will run weekly, flowing through Liquorice Lane to the Chinatown Mall.

Like always, the markets will feature Brisbane’s best up and coming designers and artists along with some great fresh produce and food stalls offering a range of tasty treats.

They will grow every week with new pop up shops, local designers, art, sculpture, fashion, homewares, collectibles, food stalls, fresh produce and live music.

The market scene in Brisbane has flourished in the last 12 months and the re-launch of the Fortitude Valley Markets will be no exception. So pop on your flats and hat and show your support this weekend!

For any interested stallholders you can place an online application at their website here.

Plus for live updates follow the fun on Facebook and Instagram!

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QueensPlaza Avant Garde Design competition 2013

posted by Danielle Lewis January 17, 2013 0 comments


Listen up designers! It’s that time of year again! Your chance to join 2011 winner Grace Cross in the award-winning ranks and set your fashion career in motion!

The QueensPlaza Avant Garde Design competition is all about unearthing talent in Brisbane and providing students with a valuable prize that will help kick start their careers. Avant Garde Design 2013 will be open to Fashion and Millinery students – with additional points awarded for sustainable entries.

This iconic competition will give fashion students a once in a lifetime opportunity to work alongside one of Australian fashion’s most celebrated and successful designers, Akira Isogawa. His Japanese-inspired collections are sought after in every fashion capital in the world.
QueensPlaza will giveaway two internships with Akira as part of this competition. One will be awarded to the most public votes received and the other to the overall best chosen by the QueensPlaza Style Team. The internship is a money can’t buy experience – providing invaluable experience with one of the country’s most successful designers.

11 February 2013

Download and complete an entry form and submit up to five photographs showcasing the Avant Garde design.

5pm 22 March 2013

2 – 21 April 2013

For more details of the competition click here, or view the terms and conditions here.

*image via Courier Mail.