Program Announced: Brisbane’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival is Back!
After a one-year break, the glamorous MBFF (Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival) is back with a new home in Brisbane City’s Old Government House. From 27 – 31 August, the fashion fest will see local, international and emerging designers in four runway shows alongside all the fun and frivolity of high tea, a new fashion market and parties galore.
Pacific Fair Fashion Show | Monday, 28 August at 7.00pm
Home to some of Australia’s and the world’s most prestigious brands, Pacific Fair will open the show in Brisbane. The line-up includes Aje, Alice McCall, Christian Louboutin, Dion Lee, Ginger & Smart, Incu, Maje, Manning Cartell, Megan Park, Michael Kors, Sandro Paris and more luxury labels.
QueensPlaza High Tea & Fashion Trends | Monday 28 August at 10.00am
Sip champagne and savour rose petal jam scones at the festival’s most indulgent event. Staged at the heritage-listed Tattersall’s club, enjoy a delicious high tea as renowned stylist Kimberly Gardner presents this season’s must-have pieces from QueensPlaza’s top fashion labels.
Next Hotel Next Gen Group Show | Tuesday, 29 August at 7.00pm
See the future of fashion as NEXT Hotel and MBFF present works from the brightest emerging design stars. The innovative line-up includes Isabelle Quinn, Mara Swim, Annalisse Designs, Bold, Megan Cannings Designs, Black and Bling, Lydia James, Moreno Marcos, Platinum Plus, Wilde Willow and more.
Mckinney’s Jewellers Group Show | Wednesday, 30 August at 7.00pm
Established in 1884, one of Australia’s leading jewellers, McKinney’s, has partnered with MBFF to add serious sparkle to the collections of Queensland’s top designers. Gracing the runway will be White Label Noba, Naudic, Hunt + Kelly, Paul Hunt Cruise, Sacha Drake, Ella Moda, Pia du Pradal, The Irma J Smith House of Fashion, Jack Sullivan, Bertossi Brides and Bora.
Mercedes-Benz Group Show | Thursday, 31 August at 7.00pm
See the most coveted Spring/Summer collections in the spectacular closing night show. The runway will feature leading Queensland and Australian designers, inlcuding Camilla, Aqua Blu Australia, Chelsea De Luca, Lisa Brown, George Wu, Urbbana, Paul Hunt, Dion Lee, Ginger & Smart and Manning Cartell.
Shop The Runway | 28 – 31 August from 8.00pm until 9.00pm
For the first time ever, MBFF will present a runway to wardrobe fashion market. Following each Group Show, guests are invited to meet the designers, browse the racks straight from the runway’s backstage, and even place orders for their Spring/Summer favourites.
The Fashion Bar | 28 – 31 August from 5.30pm until 9.00pm
The place to be pre and post-show, continue the celebration at The Fashion Bar at Old Government House. Staged before and after each Group Show, order a cocktail and get into the vibe of Brisbane’s premier fashion festival.
VIP Runway Lounge | 28 – 31 August from 5.45pm to 7.00pm
For the serious fashion fan, platinum and gold reserve holders will have access to the luxe VIP Lounge 75 minutes prior to your Group Show of choice. Enjoy canapés, beverages and rub shoulders with the glitterati of Australian fashion. This is always a sell-out, so be fast!
Next Hotel Wrap Party | 31 August from 9.00 pm until late
NEXT Hotel Brisbane, 72 Queen Street Brisbane
That’s a wrap! Mingle beside NEXT hotel’s beautiful Pool Terrace & Bar for the official close to MBFF. Enjoy live music, a complimentary Fashion Bellini and canapes on arrival. It’s the place to be seen and where the fashionable crowd comes to meet.