Interview with Fashion360 Alumni, Lucy-Belle

Growing up in a house full of vintage clothes, fabric swatches and the odd animal skeleton,  it’s no surprise Lucy-Belle Rayner has become who she is today. Incorporating old school hollywood charm with a touch of Tim Burton, pieces from Lucy-Belle’s dark vintage label are as classic as they are mysterious.  We ... More

Bird’s the word for Fashion360 Alumni, Barbara Spooner

Barbara Spooner was a recent convert to cycling when she came across a problem - she couldn’t find cycling gear to fit her curves! Inspired and spurred on by similar tales from others, Barbara made the decision to launch her own cycling clothing brand, Birds on Bikes. We sat down with Barbara for a chat about what ... More

Why would you join a Fashion Accelerator? by Jonathan Ward

Just as it’s critical for a nascent company to find the right early hires, it’s important to find the right early partners–and that’s what an accelerator is, a partner. Here are some things that you should look for when evaluating programs to help take your Fashion business to the next level, and the results that ... More

Fashion360: It’s like no other Fashion Program, by Thuy Nguyen

Welcome to Fashion360, Creative Enterprise Australia’s Accelerator program dedicated to growing your fashion business... Fashion360, as the 360 suggests, is a holistic approach to acquiring the vital knowledge and skills to manage all core components of a fashion business.   What makes Fashio... More

Ileana

Interview with Heshanie Tennekoon the Fashion360 Designer behind Ileana

Heshanie Tennekoon is the designer behind Ileana, a label that aspires to translate the beauty of cultures by creating a link between the east and the west. She aims to bring more recognition to her Sri Lankan community by incorporating techniques passed on by generations, which Heshanie fears could be lost in time. The ... More

Fashion360 accelerator

Four Designers pitch for profit

On August 24, four emerging designers will pitch their business to an industry panel at the Fashion360 accelerator. The fashion360 accelerator program is part of QUT Creative Enterprise Australia. In its third year, Fashion360 accelerator is designed to equip early-stage to emerging fashion entrepreneurs with the ... More

fashion360 showcase

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) prepares to unveil Fashion360 Showcase

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA), the country’s leading dedicated incubator and accelerator for creative tech startups, is gearing up for the highly anticipated annual fashion showcase and business pitch, Fashion360 Showcase on August 24 in Brisbane. Australia’s only fashion accelerator program provides an ... More

brisbane fashion

Brisbane Fashion Runway partners with QUT Creative Enterprise Australia

Brisbane Fashion Runway will shine a spotlight on Brisbane’s unearthed design talent at Fortitude Valley’s The Tivoli on Saturday 27 October, in partnership with Infiniti Cars and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA). CEA Fashion Development Manager Thuy Nguyen discusses her ... More

Brisbane mum designs cycling gear for curvy women

Brisbane mother and recent cycling convert Barbara Spooner was disheartened when she first went scouting for cycling gear. The 55-year-old had taken up the sport a few years ago and was frustrated by the tight cycling shirts available for women. “I am not a size 8,” she said. “(If) I have to go buy something I ... More

Brisbane’s emerging designers just got a big boost

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has partnered with The Australian Fashion Council (AFC) to bring the 'Curated' event to Brisbane. QUT has stated that decision was made in a bid to support local early stage and emerging fashion designers. The program has been conceptualised to guide fashion entrepreneurs in their ... More