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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | March 17, 2018

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Fashion News

The latest fashion news on designers, trends and the catwalk

Young Summer: Forging Brisbane’s Fashion Underground

March 22, 2016 |

Young Summer is one of the many events that is changing the Brisbane’s fashion scene from mainstream to underground.

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Talking Materials with The Unmaterial Girl: Leah Musch

March 4, 2016 |

“I wasn’t putting any consideration into the clothes I was buying, or asking any questions about where they were made or the impact they might have. I was ignoring a lot of questions, because I knew I couldn’t get the answer – I was just like, ‘oh nobody knows, it is a mystery,’” says Leah Musch, writer and host of web series The Unmaterial Girl.  

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End of an era Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane: High fashion comes at a cost, but to whom?

February 25, 2016 |

TCI investigates why the end of this era highlights an important question that all artists have to keep in mind “Is it sustainable?”

With Premier and Arts Minister Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk announcing that the State Budget for 2015-2016 will deliver … Read More

For the Homeliest of Homewares: Meet Maker & Merchant

February 17, 2016 |

Maker and Merchant is a Brisbane-based trio of sisters who draw, print, design and sew homewares -  and more recently, clothing. The Creative Issue spoke to Imelda Ryan about their interest in local production and the lovely goods they make. Read More

Zara; Not So Basic – An Interview with Aster + Lilou founder Zara Duffy

February 12, 2016 |

The Creative Issue sits down with Zara Duffy – designer, businesswoman, and all-around cool gal behind Brisbane-based online fashion boutique Aster + Lilou.
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Pompoms and Apologies: An Interview with Rachel Burke

February 12, 2016 |

“I’m a bit addicted to the idea that you have the infinite capacity to make things, its just about finding the time to do it,” says Rachel Burke, Brisbane-based artist and designer at i make. you wear it. “When I work, it’s unplanned and all at once- I might be like, ‘today I feel like making a crystal-covered shoe.’” Read More

Brisbane Welcomes the Metre Markets

February 11, 2016 |

Hold onto your jar salads and venti soy lattes – the Morningside Metre Markets are here. The market is a perfect blend of fashion, music, food and art.  Read More

Interview: Ra Ra Superstar

February 5, 2016 |

If you follow Given Terrace and turn left into the little pink laneway, you will find an abundance of vintage dresses, handmade skirts and pompom earrings – which is Ra Ra Superstar. Shop owner and designer Kathy Szwedzinski is the lady behind it all, she spoke to The Creative Issue about her love of vintage, her creative process and the shops bottom-line, sustainability. Read More

An Interview with The 400 Co’s Laura Chong

January 29, 2016 |

Brisbane’s Laura Chong is on a mission to design clothing for women who want to push the boundaries of what is corporate. The Creative Issue spoke to her about a day in a life of a lawyer-turned-fashion designer and the women that inspire her.


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Jadewood Designs: Art for the Ears

December 9, 2015 |

Treat your lobes to some serious ear-candy…

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Upcoming Brisbane Fashion Events – A broke girl’s guide

December 2, 2015 |

If you’re a fashionista on a budget this is the list for you. From store openings to vintage markets, there are plenty of affordable things to do in Brisbane.


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Dive into Gorman Summer 15

November 30, 2015 |

Everything’s better, down where it’s wetter…
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Steele: Summer’s best friend

November 26, 2015 |

Don’t know what to wear amidst this gruelling summer swell? Steele has you covered.

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Next Door Artisan – The Changing Face of Online Shopping

November 16, 2015 |

“It’s easy to consume, but it’s so more meaningful when you can consume with purpose.” We chat to Colleen Canivet about how you can shop smarter with Next Door Artisan.

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