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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 26, 2020

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Rocket Girl Modelling Launch with Extra! Fashion Show

Rocket Girl Modelling Launch with Extra! Fashion Show
Shona Scalia

If you love to support local Brisbane fashion shows, designers, models and makeup artists all while contributing to an amazing cause, then the Extra! fashion show is for you!

On Saturday the 29th February, Rocket Girl Modelling (RGM) launched their brand with a sell-out runway event that showcased the talent of eight Brisbane-based designers.

RGM is an inclusive modelling agency where they pride themselves with the fact that they have a diverse range of models in all ages, shapes, sizes, colours, backgrounds, sexual preferences and beliefs.

The Extra! Fashion Show was a Brisbane-based event with local sponsors, artists, musicians and beauty team from TAFE Queensland to glam the models.

The Creative Issue went along to the Extra! Fashion show and had the opportunity to chat with some of the designers and the owner of Rocket Girl Modelling about the night.

The night began with the owner of RGM and runway event organiser, Isabel, introducing the show, designers and models and reinforcing the motto that “you don’t need to be the standard to stand out”.

“You can be you and still produce amazing content and amazing photos, we are not the agency that says you need to lose weight, you need to be this tall, you need to be skinny.”

Isabel explained to me that it is important to her that we showcase Brisbane’s talent in the fashion industry.

“Melbourne and Sydney already have such a big fashion influence and we want to have people in the creative scene from here, so we can be at that level.”

I had the opportunity to sit down with three of the designers and chat to them about their label and what an event like this means to them and their brand.

Kiara-Bella, owner of Kiara-Bella Designs is focused on making women feel bright, beautiful and feminine which is evident through her collection as she makes use of locally sourced bright prints and florals.

“I think Brisbane-based events are so important as it gives local designers a platform to showcase what they do, and it allows the community to put back in to the local talent that we have.”

Owner of S.K.J Official, Sarah Jackson, said her brand is African inspired and uses bold African prints in combination with simple modern styles that are functional and wearable for any occasion.

“After the show tonight, both men and women are approaching me and saying they love my designs and are wanting to know where they can get them, so I think this event does help with reaching a larger audience.”

Sarah Hulcombe, owner of Yellow Thread the Label is all about bringing practicality back to women’s clothing, so every item she designs either has pockets or comfortable cotton lining.

“I definitely love shows like this where it is just a local Brisbane thing, because for me it is more about integrating myself into the Brisbane fashion scene and as a new brand it is really hard to make those connections.”

The ticket gave you access to the fashion show and you also received two drinks on arrival, lucky door prizes and a grazing platter.

Not only this, but all the money raised from Extra! goes straight to the Look Good, Feel Better charity, which is dedicated to educating cancer patients on how to manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by their treatment.

Isabel said, “We have chosen them because it’s like fashion, you put something on and you look good and feel better instantly, it’s a confidence boost when you know that you look good.”

The Extra! Fashion show will be back again next year for the one year anniversary of Rocket Girl Modelling, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.

The Details:
What: Extra! Fashion Show
Website: Visit the Rocket Girl Modelling Website
More Info: Extra! Designer Line Up
Kiara-Bella Designs
S.K.J Official
Yellow Thread the Label
Tigerlash
Moreno Marcos Official
Alyssia the Label
Harpi Coven
Juliette et Felicity

• Performance by Oxlee 
• Runway Production by The Bella Styling Co

Images supplied by CELGFX
Feature image supplied by Bob McGahan