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

Gloria Dulcie

Brisbane-based Gloria Dulcie’s move to onshore production

When Gloria Dulcie founder and designer Alexandra Coleborn describes her label, she says with affirmation that it’s a collection of quality pieces with a poetic touch. The brand, just clocking over two years in production, was inspired by over 10 years in fashion, art and design, as well as years of her travelling ... More

Evie Willsteed

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 ... More

fashion accelerator

The five creative startups at the forefront of fashion at Creative Enterprise Australia

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia is putting Australian creative industries at the forefront of new trends and technology through its 2017 Fashion Accelerator program. The intensive accelerator mentors aspiring fashion startups and entrepreneurs, giving them access to a wealth of knowledge and business experience from ... More

2017 Indigenous Designer Scholarship – CEA Fashion Accelerator

2017 Indigenous Designer Scholarship - CEA Fashion Accelerator The scholarship is designed to support an Indigenous designer wishing to acquire the skills and experience needed to launch a career in the fashion industry. Recipients of this scholarship will gain entry to the 2017 CEA Fashion Accelerator Program, which ... More