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2019 Fashion360 Designer | Michelle Frain

Michelle’s passion for sewing budded at the early age of 9 years old, cultivating a lifelong love for textiles and creating wearable pieces. The majority of her career path took Michelle down the direction of interior design, architectural sales and the marketing sector. Her passion for stitching and creating however, surpassed that of her chosen work ... More

2019 Fashion360 Designers | Lea Xu and Rebecca Crawford

The emerging Brisbane fashion label, Ulterior Uniform, is the brainchild of creative co-founders Lea Xu and Rebecca Crawford. Both were ready to combine forces and utilise the knowledge and tools they had attained from a business degree and fashion studies at TAFE to create their own business. Ulterior Uniform offers women in warmer climates new options ... More

2019 Fashion360 Designer | Colleen Tighe Johnson

Colleen Tighe Johnson is a proud Gomeroi Yinarr woman who possesses an ardent love for art and fashion. Colleen’s designs for her fashion label, Buluuy Mirrii, meaning Black Star, harness the spirit of her ancestors to revive the Gomeroi Dreaming Stories. Buluuy Mirrii synthesises Aboriginal art, culture and fashion, showcasing local Aboriginal talent, a ... More

2019 Fashion360 Designers | Melissa and Rob Taylor

Melissa and Rob Taylor have a vision for everyone to be free to dream. Pure Dreamwear emerged as a catalyst to drive this vision and translated the metaphor into stylish and relaxing sleepwear that is a unique fusion of pure comfort and artistic design. The purpose driven brand partners with sewing centres that rescue and restore people from human traffi... More

2019 Fashion360 Designer | Angus Martin

Angus is a commercial architectural photographer based in Brisbane. After completing a Bachelor of Business (management) at QUT and later a Masters of Visual Arts (MAVA) at Queensland College of Arts (QCA) at Griffith University, he went on to work extensively throughout Australia and Asia for a diverse range of architecture firms and construction compan... More

2019 Fashion360 Designer | Phoebe Paradise

Phoebe Paradise is a punk designer, born and raised in Brisbane. She debuted her label in 2014 after working as a merchandise designer and artist for brands across Australia. A youthful, nostalgic aesthetic bleeds into the garments she illustrates; a mundane, grimy depiction of being young, broke, drunk and leather-clad in the Queensland summer heat. ... More

2019 Fashion360 Designer | Pollyanna Gardner

After an indecisive start to university, Pollyanna Gardner ventured into the world of fashion publishing at Cosmopolitan and Shop 'til you Drop Magazine to garner some real world experience. It was this time that spurred a love of quality fabrics and ingrained the importance of flattering cuts. Over the next few years Polly stayed within the industry ... More

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 sat down with Lucy-Belle to talk ... 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 motivates her, her time in the 2018 ... 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 you can expect from participation.... More