BRISBANE FASHION MONTH FINALE PARTY
“A night of celebration for the Brisbane fashion designers”
Brisbane fashion simply can’t be defined by one look or style. With such a diverse landscape of fashion, you can find an elegant gown to a tropical print dress from our local designers. And that’s what the Brisbane Fashion Month Finale Party was all about with Founder Carly Vidal-Wallace, expressing her passion for helping our Brisbane designers flourish. Carly teamed up with Laura Churchill (Head Stylist of Brisbane Fashion Month) to bring together and showcase some of the best fashion designers in Queensland. Both Carly & Laura agreed Brisbane fashion could be described in three words – bold, vibrant and colourful – which was evident on the night. Not only did the designers reflect this, but the variety of fashion worn by the guests on the night. Who arrived in sequins, floral prints and cool whites.
Held at the Porsche Centre Brisbane, there were magnificent cars and drinks on arrival on the red carpet. Entertainment on the night was not only the fashion, with an opening performance from local musician Georgia Mae – who wore Brisbane based couture designer George Wu – next to her on the stage were designs made from StarTrack and Australia Post satchels by design students from the Billy Blue Design College Of Design.
The night showcased designers from far north Queensland to central Brisbane. Townsville designer Tyler Giudes who is known for his prints and bold colour palette, showcased a beautiful array of designs on the night. Opening the runway with a show-stopping one shoulder red maxi dress that was covered in a red and white energetic print. One look that got the audience excited was the innovative Mornington Island indigenous design. The model wore a rainbow hand felted cape with an incredible native flower crown on her head. The closing designer was Casey Tanswell, an Australian ready to wear and bridal label. Casey’s designs use opulent fabrics; one of my favourites was the golden velvet dress with a pattern that seemed to emulate crocodile skin. Definitely a piece I will be adding to my wardrobe.
It was so great to be apart of such a fabulous night, seeing old friends and making new ones. As Carly said to me in the interview, it’s important that we network, meet someone new and collaborate. These are the key foundations of any creative industry and I am so glad that we now have Brisbane Fashion Month to enrich and push further Brisbane’s fashion community.
Sponsored by StarTrack and Australia Post
Photography & Video by Azar Image