The Best of Queensland and Australian Fashion: Brisbane Fashion Festival Program Unveiled

WORDS: Lindsay Bennett PHOTOGRAPHY Taylor Harvey, Chic Brisbane wears Jotéo dress. Issada Cosmeceuticals and Schwarzkopf Professional.

Brisbane Fashion Festival organisers have released the full program of events and participating designers for 2024, showcasing a bigger, brighter and bolder program than ever.

With the support of Principal Partner, Brisbane Economic Development Agency, Brisbane Fashion Festival returns to King George Square in the heart of The City from Sunday 25 – Friday 30 August.

The program promises to delight fashion fans, with a line-up of over 50 designers, retailers, and fashion precincts presenting must-have collections for the new Spring/Summer season.

Featuring dozens of Queensland favourites, coveted national labels, and the brightest up-and-coming talent, guests can expect a fresh, diverse, and inspiring celebration of new-season fashion.

With seating capacity amped up to 700 guests per runway show, thousands of fashion fans are invited to enjoy the style spectacular. Capacity has been increased due to the incredible response to the 2023 Festival and anticipated sell-out of events again this year.

“We are proud to unveil our program for Brisbane Fashion Festival 2024, with a strong line-up of designers and retailers that will no doubt inspire fashion fans to choose local,” said Festival Director Lindsay Bennett.

“At the heart of Brisbane Fashion Festival is our dedication to driving fashion retail for Queensland. Not only a sensational showcase inspiring the joy of fashion, the Festival provides a crucial platform to connect our local designers and fashion retailers with an audience of potential customers. Our event showcases new-season collections as they land in-stores and online, so inspired audiences can shop the runway and choose local for their new wardrobe must-haves,” said Mr Bennett.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Brisbane Fashion Festival was an eclectic showcase of colour and style that reinforced Brisbane’s reputation as a global destination for fashion and creativity.

“Brisbane Fashion Festival is an opportunity for local and national talent to showcase their designs and give shoppers a sneak preview of their latest collections,” Cr Schrinner said.

“More than 4000 fashion enthusiasts are expected to attend over the six day event, who will shop, dine and stay in our city, supporting local jobs and providing a significant boost to our local economy.

“We can’t wait to welcome local residents and visitors to our city to celebrate and support Brisbane’s local talent.”

The Brisbane Fashion Festival runway program kicks off on Tuesday night, 27 August, with the W BRISBANE Fashion Show featuring: Driza-Bone, AUR OCEÀ, Kristian Williams The Brand, UNE PIECE, Camargue, sass & bide, Perri Cutten, Silk Laundry, Miss Henry, Edward Street Brisbane, Wintergarden and QueensPlaza.

The Hancock Prospecting Next Gen Group Show returns on Wednesday night, 28 August, presenting: Millyzu, Analia the Label, La Corsia, Practice Studio, east of grey, RicRac Road, Tribe Tropical, Do-Op Shop, Saint Liberté, banbu, Mood Ensemble, Salvatrice The Label, Jaclyn Joy, TAFE Queensland Brisbane, KG Bold, QUT Fashion and Luxe Labels.

The Designer Group Show on Thursday night, 29 August rounds out the runway with collections by: White Label Noba, Paul Hunt, Sonia Stradiotto Couture, Sacha Drake, Simone Ellis, Mannzilo, Carol D’Silva, Jotéo, Gail Sorronda, Calibre, and Gary Bigeni.

Following the Designer Group Show, ticketholders are invited to the Hyatt Regency Brisbane Official Wrap Party. Hyatt Regency Brisbane are a new Silver Partner of Brisbane Fashion Festival.

The style celebration continues off the runway, with a series of special and exciting new events.

New Festival Gold Partner W BRISBANE invites guests to the W BRISBANE Sunset Launch Party on Sunday, 25 August: officially launching the 2024 Festival with a sneak peek at some of the top looks to be shown throughout the week.

The most indulgent fashion event is back, with the High Tea and Designer Salon Showing presented by QueensPlaza, Wintergarden, and Edward St Brisbane on Monday, 26 August.

Delve into discussion with A Legacy Lives On – Life, Art and Influence of Coco Chanel, a Panel Discussion & Cocktail Reception in partnership with Queensland Ballet on Monday, 26 August.

Merging fashion, discussion, and the opportunity for a little indulgence, A Luxe Luncheon on Wednesday 28 August will be hosted by Hanworth House in support of Women’s Legal Service Queensland.

Brisbane Fashion Festival is also proud to partner with Beyond DV once again to support Dress to Express Day on Friday, 30 August.

Closing out the week-long program, fashion lovers are in for a truly sensational surprise when details are unveiled for the Gala Red Carpet international fashion blockbuster and Australian premiere on Friday, 30 August as part of Brisbane Festival. All will be revealed on Wednesday, 5 June.

The full program is available now via, with tickets on sale from Friday 31 May and priced from $55.00.

$1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Festival’s official Charity Partner for 2024, The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust.

Fashion fans are invited to secure their tickets, enjoy the spectacular series of fashionable events, and support local this Spring/Summer season. See it. Love it. Own it.