13 Results for month: 08/2017

Interview with Kathrin Bonfigt, Founder of Miss Summer

Kathrin Bonfigt is the founder of ‘Miss Summer’, a boutique beach and surf wear brand based in Brisbane. Originally from Germany, the name ‘Miss Summer’ derives from Kathrin’s desire to chase the sun all year-round; a dream she achieved by migrating to Australia in 2012. Passionate about conservation and a staunch advocate for slow fashion, Kat... More

Interview with Lorraine White, Founder of White Lane Corsetry

It was after many years of teaching that Lorraine White decided to undertake a passion project of hers, which was to create her own fashion line. Originally setting out to recreate period costumes, Lorraine found the industry to be too niche, deciding instead to pursue the equally exciting costume art of burlesque. ‘White Lane Corsetry’ will be releas... More

Gender-neutral clothing by Brisbane designer Evie Willsteed

EVIE Willsteed hopes her boundary-pushing designs will set her apart as one of Queensland’s brightest new fashion exports. The 30-year-old Brisbane designer will tomorrow showcase her unisex and ungendered streetwear label Genkstacy, along with four other emerging designers who will show their collections to a panel of industry experts. The showcase ... More

Interview with Alexandra Coleborn, Founder of Gloria Dulcie

Alexandra Coleborn is the founder of Gloria Dulcie, an independent boutique fashion label based in Brisbane. Originally studying fashion design ten years ago, Alexandra forewent creating a fashion line straight out of school as she felt she needed more life experience - which is exactly what she got spending years living abroad. Attributing her love of ... More

Interview with Tahlia and Aisha Bowie, Founder of Bowie Empire

Inspired by the Torres Strait Islander lifestyle, Tahlia Bowie and her sister Aisha, launched their own fashion line, ‘Bowie Empire’, a high-end streetwear line designed to be worn both casually and formally. With an accumulative skill set of both design and business, the Bowie sisters make for a powerful duo, even more so for their shared interests in ... More

Interview With Evie Willsteed, Founder of Genkstasy

A self-described ‘kook’, Evie Willsteed has been creating her own clothes since she was a little girl. In between cutting her own bathers and engineering new dresses for her Barbie doll, Evie has always shown a keen interest and aptitude for designing. Now slightly older, but no less unique, Evie has branched into creating her own hip-hop inspired ... More

Brisbane Collider startups: showcasing the future of creative technology

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) is gearing up to unveil the first nine companies to complete the country’s premier creative tech accelerator program, Collider, and showcase the breadth and depth of creative technology and future industry leaders in the Queensland startup ecosystem. CEA’s Collider Accelerator marks the official conclusion of ... More

Meet the creative start-up kings

If you run a creative start-up, you need to know about the Queensland University of Technology's hub for creative start-ups, Creative Enterprise Australia. It's thought to be one of the only facilities of its kind in the country dedicated to early-stage ventures pursuing creative enterprises. Mark Gustowski is the acting chief executive. He explains ... More

5 Designers You Need To Know Now

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) is set to unveil the five faces shaking up Australian fashion on August 18. Lorraine White (Whitelane), Kathrin Bonfigt (Miss Summer), Evie Willsteed (Genkstasy), Alexandra Coleborn (Gloria Dulcie) and Tahlia Bowie (Bowie Empire) are the five names who will headline an event by CEA's Fashion Accelerator. They ... More

The online collective encouraging everyday artistry through creative challenges

Creatively Squared is a business which proves that starting small can lead to big things. The brainchild of Ruth Stephensen, who is now the Founder and Creative Director, Creatively Squared connects creative people with businesses searching for a creative boost. Regular creative challenges, along with sponsored competitions, have inspired non-profesh ... More