Get out your Sunday best for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane
If you're a budding fashionista or you're simply fascinated by the colours, textures and styles of clothing, you best make your way to Brisbane for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival.
An event full of glitz and glamour, amazing looks and entertainment, it's a not-to-be-missed extravaganza for anybody interested in the fashion world.
Now in its ninth year, the festival will be gracing Brisbane once again at City Hall from Sunday August 24 until 28, and this stunning location is perfectly suited to the beautiful clothing on display.
In addition to this, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival is Queensland's only major runaway program and marks the new season of Spring/Summer collections in retail outlets. That means it puts on show the absolute best of local, national and even some international fashion designers, but with a special focus on Australian talent. Giving Australians a platform from which to showcase their skill and flair has always been important to the festival, with emerging designers forging strong identities and earning recognition through.
You can be there, watching the latest looks strut down the catwalk as Brisbane lights up for this glittering festival. Check out the events calendar that outlines what is going on and when, and get your tickets at the ready. Attendance is open to the general public but you will need to buy your tickets in advance.
There are so many highlights and exciting standout shows, but how about starting your fashion experience off with something like the The Myer Spring Summer 15 show? This show, featuring one of Australia's most-loved shopping stores, is scheduled to take place on Monday August 25 at 7 pm and will feature collections from Alex Perry, SASS & BIDE, Aurelio Costarella and more.
If you're on the lookout for a new favourite label, check out the Emerging Designer Group show on Tuesday August 26, 8.30 pm. This features some up-and-coming leaders in the fashion field such as Begitta, Otim Ajalia, Anna Hulm, A Jacksonian Era and Emu Designs.
Then there's the Highlights Parade and Wrap party, which features some of the best collections of the season, followed by a lively wrap party with canapes and plenty of cocktails to go around.
"An event full of glitz and glamour, amazing looks and entertainment, it's a not-to-be-missed extravaganza for anybody interested in the fashion world. "
Where to stay in Brisbane
There is a range of great holiday accommodation available in Brisbane, close to all the action.
Mantra on Queen is just a short stroll away from Brisbane's City Hall, where you will be able to see all your favourite fashion on show.
Mantra on the Quay is also a mere few minutes away, offering up studio rooms and one, two and three bedroom apartments, so no matter whether you're travelling alone, for business, with friends or family, there's an option to suit.
It doesn't stop there, either. Mantra Terrace Hotel is also wonderfully located in the central city allowing for easy transport, with hotel rooms and studios, not to mention great dining opportunities at the O Bar and Restaurant.
You could also opt for a stay at Mantra South Bank. This is just a 4 minute drive from City Hall, and is situated in a picturesque part of Brisbane. With hotel room and studio apartments with one or two bedrooms, plus a lap pool, spa and gymnasium, you can't go wrong. In addition to all this, there's also the delectable Stone Restaurant and Bar.
However long you're in town for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival, make sure you make your trip a memorable one for the right reasons with accommodation that's both comfortable and convenient. Then you can enjoy all the runway shows, parties and other events that will be making Brisbane a special place to be during August.