Brisbane fashion events celebrating new spring/summer collections

As the weather warms up, Brisbane’s fashion scene blooms with fashion festivals to celebrate the new spring/summer collections.

Spring in Brisbane brings us magical evenings of fashion under the stars, cocktail parties beneath colourful blooms, runway markets, creative workshops and opportunities to mingle with influencers and tastemakers.

Plan your new season wardrobe with these spring fashion festivals.

Brisbane Arcade Flower Show

Brisbane’s oldest and grandest shopping Arcade has been wowing crowds with its annual Spring Flower Show since 2014. 

A whimsical Spring Fair floral themed wonderland of carousel horses and a ferris wheel, cake displays, vintage bicycles overloaded in colourful blooms and sweet surprises will be some of the floral feature pieces making up this year’s week-long Brisbane Arcade Spring Flower Show from 1st to 7th September 2018.

The Brisbane Arcade’s Spring Flower Show will be officially launched on Saturday, 1st September, with Brisbane Arcade Spring Collection – a spring fashion and jewellery runway show under the stars in the Queen Street Mall followed by a glamour cocktail party inside the beautiful arcade among the Spring Fair flower show installations.

Brisbane Arcade Spring Flower Show: Spring Fair

Celebrate spring with Brisbane Arcade’s fifth Spring Flower Show showcasing giant fresh floral art installations, delivering fresh floral beauty and heady fragrance
When: 1st to 7th September 2018
Where: Brisbane Arcade, 160 Queen Street, Brisbane
Cost: FREE

Brisbane Arcade Spring Collection fashion runway show and cocktail party 

Brisbane Arcade will officially open its annual Spring Flower Show with a high glamour evening including a fashion runway show under the stars in the Queen Street Mall showcasing the Arcade’s Spring designer fashions and jewellery followed by cocktail party and VIP preview of the Spring Flower Show inside Brisbane Arcade. 

Runway collections from Brisbane Arcade’s esteemed designers and fashion retailers including 2020 Optical, Brisbane Hatters, Darb Couture, Irma J Smith House of Fashion, Keri Craig Emporium, Maiocchi, Pia du Pradal, Stephen Dibb Jewellery and Tengdahl Australia together with WELLA and Issada Cosmetics.

When: 7.30pm-10pm, Saturday, 1st September 2018
Where: Brisbane Arcade, 160 Queen Street, Brisbane
Tickets: On sale now 

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival 

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival returns to Brisbane in 2018, running from Sunday 26 – Thursday 30 August. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane is Queensland’s premier annual fashion event, coinciding with the arrival of new-season Spring/Summer collections in stores. 

The Festival showcases the very best of local, national and emerging fashion designers and retailers before an audience of fashion lovers, media and industry insiders, with a program of runway shows and other exciting events. 

Pacific Fair Fashion show | Monday, 27 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 Pacific Fair Fashion Show will feature an amazing line-up of Pacific Fair’s leading Australian and global fashion brands, presenting the hottest trends for the new season.

QueensPlaza High Tea & Fashion Trends | Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 August at 10.00am

Hosted by leading stylist Kimberly Gardner, guests will enjoy delicious treats and champagne as they peruse the must-have new-season trends from QueensPlaza’s renowned Australian and international luxury brands.

Mercedes-Benz Group Show 1 | Tuesday, 28 August at 7.00pm

The magnificent St John’s Cathedral will provide the backdrop for Mercedes-Benz Group Show 1, featuring some of the most sought-after local and national designers presenting cutting-edge collections, spectacular couture and bridal.

Next Gen Group Show | Wednesday, 29 August at 7.00pm

The future of fashion will be on display as the Festival returns to Old Government House for the Next Gen Group Show, presenting the creative visions of more than 20 emerging fashion designers.

Mercedes-Benz Group Show 2 | Thursday, 30 August at 7.00pm

Mercedes-Benz Group Show 2 on Thursday 30 August will showcase top Queensland and Australian designers presenting resort, daywear and menswear. Following the show, guests are invited to join the Fashion Festival teams in celebrating at the Treasury Brisbane Wrap Party. 

The Fashion Bar | 27, 29 & 30 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 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!

Treasury Brisbane Wrap Party | 30 August from 9.00 pm until late 

Rub shoulders and mingle with Australia’s fashion elite at Treasury Hotel Brisbane, the official After Party and hotel partner of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival 2018. On Thursday evening following the designer show, ticket holders can enjoy a signature drink upon arrival at Brisbane’s most iconic building and bask in three luxuriously themed bars – Champagne, cocktail, and pinot.

Brisbane Fashion Month presented by Wintergarden

Brisbane Fashion Month goes beyond the catwalk, bringing together a mix of workshops, educational series, industry networking opportunities and fashion shows. 

For the month of October, Wintergarden hosts Brisbane fashion events that showcase the latest spring/summer collections as well as creating opportunities to mingle with industry.

See more than 35 local designers’ collections across active, swim and resort wear to occasion and bridal collections from some of the biggest names in Queensland fashion, on a series of runways ranging from free events in the Queen St Mall outside Wintergarden to gala functions. Check out all of the events here.

BFM Business Workshop presented by Australia Post

The 2018 Brisbane Fashion Month Business Workshop presented by Australia Post is your opportunity to learn, network and create opportunity in a room of like-minded fashion business professionals. Tickets $85 includes breakfast and morning tea.

Ethical Clothing Australia Forum | Making in Australia : Ethics and Sustainability

Ethics and sustainability are a big focus in the fashion and textiles industry as consumer awareness continues to grow, and our industry becomes more accountable for its business activities. This session curated by Ethical Clothing Australia will feature Australian brands that are committed to making in Australia and producing ethical fashion; explore some of the challenges and opportunities they face, and the different approaches our industry is taking to make fashion more sustainable. FREE event. 

Next Gen Fashion Runway presented by Next Hotel | Brisbane Fashion Month presented by Wintergarden | Queen St Mall Parades

Back for BFM2018 with an expanded program, our popular free fashion parades will be staged in the Queen St Mall on a dedicated stage outside Wintergarden throughout the afternoon and evening of October 19. FREE event. 

Wintergarden Fashion Runway | Brisbane Fashion Month Queen St Mall Parades

Back for BFM2018 with an expanded program, our popular free fashion parades will be staged in the Queen St Mall on a dedicated stage outside Wintergarden throughout the afternoon and evening of October 19. FREE event.

Brisbane Fashion Month presented by Wintergarden | West Village Fashion Show

Join us under the stars at the beautiful West Village for a creative showcase of Brisbane designers. Tickets are $65. 

Brisbane Fashion Month presented by Wintergarden | Resort Finale Showcase

Join us for Brisbane Fashion Month’s night of nights, a quintessential evening of resort glamour and high-end designer fashion as only Queensland knows how. Expect to see a stunning array of lifestyle, leisure and occasion wear from some of our best known and loved brands. Tickets $140.