Brisbane Fashion Festival has unveiled its program for 2022, which will feature more than 50 designers – from sought after labels in Australian fashion to local Queensland favourites and emerging talents.
Together, they will present more than 400 looks for Spring/Summer during the festival, which will run from Tuesday, August 22 to Friday, August 26, with staged runways at King George Square.
Festival director Lindsay Bennett said that the packed five-day program would feature the best in local and national design.
“This year’s festival promises exciting events and plenty of new-season style inspiration for fashion fans and a world-class platform to support our fashion industry and celebrate our city of Brisbane,” she said.
The festival will kick off on Tuesday night with the Treasury Brisbane Fashion Show, a showcase of the country’s designers, retailers, and cult brands. Designers include Ginger and Smart, Carla Zampatti, Sass and Bide, Calibre, Bianca Spender, Samantha Ogilvie, Paula Hunt, Morrison, Camargue, Shilolydia, and Gail Sorronda.
On Wednesday, the Hancock Prospecting Next Gen Group Show will present diverse and original designs from Tafe Queensland Brisbane, Mitch Graham Suit Studio, Whitehouse Institute of Design, KG Bold, QUT Fashion, Bella Luso, Lightning Boy, Teddy McRitchie Design, Joteo, and Practice Studio, and YLD Design. Opening the show will be designers Myrrdah and Jarawee to celebrate First Nations fashion and creativity.
And on Thursday, the festival will showcase Queensland’s homegrown designers and retailers, including Gina Kim, Sonia Stradiotto Couture, Naudic, White Label Noba, Palma Martin, Urbana, Moreno Marcos, Girl and the Sun, Wil Valor, Bastille, and Sacha Drake.
Aside from the runways, the festival will also include a series of special events, including Margot McKinney High Tea (August 25-26), Fashion Friday styling workshops (August 26) and Fashion Bites for food and beverages.
A pre-show is held each evening at the Epicure Fashion Bar, and an after-party at Treasury Brisbane.