Brisbane Fashion Festival 2023
Queensland’s largest, most prestigious fashion event is (sadly) over for another year. The 5-day Brisbane Fashion Festival showcased the vibrant Spring/Summer collections of over 50 emerging and established Australian designers. The festival wasn’t just a display of innovative fashion, but a vibrant representation of the future of Australian fashion. With an impressive turnout of more than 3000 fashion fans, you can be sure that the people of Brisbane celebrated in style!
Brisbane Fashion Festival 2023 spotlighted local fashion a designers like Gail Sorronda, JOTÉO, Practice Studio, Rachel Burke and ShiloLydia amongst others. It also showcased well-known Australian labels like sass & bide, Bianca Spender and the house of Carla Zampatti. Students of fashion design and next-gen designers were also featured.
Brisbane Fashion Festival 23 urged fashion lovers to “See it. Love it. Own it.” Showcasing ready-to-wear collections on the runway, fashion fans were able to purchase the same enduring looks immediately both in-store and online. This direct-to-consumer model of the the Festival encouraged Brisbane style enthusiasts to support Australian businesses by shopping local this season.
In addition to the runways, Brisbane Fashion Festival hosted high teas, a film screening, and a “Dress to Express” day walk in solidarity with survivors of domestic violence as well as a discussion panel aimed at raising awareness around the issue.
The Brisbane Fashion Festival’s 2023 emphasis on the work of fashion students and next-gen designers who are committed to advocating for sustainability, diversity, inclusivity in the industry set the tone for what we can expect for the future of fashion in Australia. It has promoted, supported, and spotlighted the local fashion industry for the last 16 years, and continues to be a driving force for growth and creativity within the community. Bring on Brisbane Fashion Festival 2024!
All Images: Courtesy – Brisbane Fashion Festival
About the Author: Holly Gambles
Holly is a 4th year undergraduate student studying a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Gender Studies and a Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide. A social activist for gender and race issues, Holly is always advocating for equality. See more from Holly here, Breaking the Binary: Genderless Fashion.