Attending a fashion show with these two lovely ladies, Ashleigh from The Blonde Silhouette and Amber from Fashion Avenue is always a pleasure! We were treated to front row seats at the Brisbane Designer Fashion Show, in the historic Old Museum with its warm wooden floors and high ceiling. The fashion show was put together by Niki Teljega who’s label, of the same name, closed the show with her couture gowns.
Showcasing a wealth of Australian talent on the runway with designers like La’Or, Charlie Brown, Lipoa Threads and Erin Hassall Designs. With an abundance of flowing summer dresses in bold prints and sparkling evening gowns, this was a feast for the eyes!
This is the third time I have seen La’Or at a recent fashion show, first at RAW Brisbane – Translations and then at Undress Brisbane and each time I am transfixed by the way their garments sparkle on the runway. La’Or clothing is made ethically by skilled artisans in Cambodia who hand-loom and hand-dyed the beautiful silk fabrics.
I met the lovely Kristy from Lipoa Threads at a Shop Late event a few months ago and purchased one of her bright yellow, African inspired beaded necklaces. It was exciting to see her fashion collection on the runway, pairing African inspired accessories with colourful dresses, tops and shorts.
Being a child of Africa, surrounded by bold culture, textures and vibrant colour it is hard not to be inspired.
- Lipoa Threads.
Kaftan Queen showcased their bold printed, beautifully embellished kaftans which invoked summer memories of lazing by the pool, cocktail in hand. The garments are hand-crafted and sustainably sourced.
The Howard Showers design philosophy is focused on original prints and premium quality fabrics that keep evolving every season.
- Howard Showers
JK Couture is a Queensland based designer who specialises in made-to-measure evening and bridal wear.
Erin Hassall Designs
I recently met the lovely Erin at a Shop Late event (where she was sharing a space with Lipoa Threads) and saw her collection on the runway at MBFF’s emerging designer fashion show. It is exciting to see Erin Hassall Designs continue to evolve and garner more exposure. Her collection includes beautiful prints on flowing dresses and kaftans which are perfect for our Queensland weather. Erin sources fabrics from all over the world but hand makes the garments in Brisbane.
Charlie Brown is an iconic Australian brand with a long history in the fashion industry. She favours bold colours and animal prints which compliment with her sexy, edgy aesthetic.
Niki Teljega, who was the architect of this event, closed the show with her couture gowns. Featuring plenty of sparkles and some risqué cuts, her colour palette featured black, white, gold and silver giving cohesion to her collection.