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

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

CEA announces 2017 accelerator for Australian fashion entrepreneurs

Fashion Accelerator re-launched to support Australia’s $28.5 billion fashion market December 2016: QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has announced that applications are now open for its 2017 Fashion Accelerator program as it looks to discover Australia’s next big fashion export. CEA’s Fashion Accelerator is ... More

Fireside Chat: What’s next for Australian fashion?

From fashion technology to social media disruption and sustainability, nothing was off the table when five of Australia’s most influential fashion experts came together to discuss the future of the fashion industry. Starting a fashion label in Australia has traditionally been a risk for our homegrown designers. Isolated ... More

Paul Zahra gets behind the next generation of Australian creative entrepreneurs

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia appoints Paul Zahra as Global Creative Catalyst 4 August 2016: QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) today announced the appointment of Global Retail Advisor and former David Jones Limited CEO and Managing Director, Paul Zahra, to the role of Global Creative Catalyst. The backing ... More

Fashion industry heavyweights to speak at Brisbane’s exclusive Fashion Accelerator Showcase

Australia’s next-gen fashion entrepreneurs present to industry leaders Vogue Editor-in-Chief Edwina McCann and Louise Love Brand founder Alannah Hill join panel discussion 25 July 2016: To celebrate the 2016 finale of Australia’s only Fashion Accelerator Program for emerging fashion entrepreneurs, QUT ... More

Passion for fashion pays off for six creative entrepreneurs

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia announces the six fashion entrepreneurs to take part in the 2016 Fashion Accelerator Australia, 18 February 2016: QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) today revealed the six fashion entrepreneurs selected to take part in its intensive, five-month Fashion Accelerator program. Now in ... More

Applications close soon for aspiring Australian fashion entrepreneurs

Creative Enterprise Australia launches Fashion Accelerator Program to give budding fashion designers a kickstart in their career Australia's aspiring fashion entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply now for QUT Creative Enterprise Australia’s Fashion Accelerator program, with applications being accepted until 22 January ... More

Christie Murray shares her first experience at Fashions on the Field

Q. How long have you been a milliner? A. "One year officially, I graduated from TAFE last December. I studied Millinery for 4 years at TAFE in Brisbane and in Melbourne at the Melbourne School of Fashion."   Q. Why did you decide to become a milliner?  A. "I love art but I also love working with people. Millinery ... More

The Evolution of Fashion Designer Monica Tovar

Monica Tovar shares her design journey Having joined QUT Creative Enterprise Australia’s Fashion Accelerator in 2013, Brisbane-based designer Monica Tovar is adding a third collection to her repertoire of internationally influenced fashion that will be available in 2015. Continuing to develop her label on the basis of ... More