Brisbane Fashion Festival organisers are delighted to welcome the Lady Mayoress, Nina Schrinner, as the official Festival Ambassador for 2021.

Brisbane Economic Development Agency is the new Principal Partner for Brisbane Fashion Festival, underpinning the event’s place as Queensland’s largest and most prestigious fashion event and an important platform for Brisbane and Queensland’s fashion industry.

Lady Mayoress Nina Schrinner is a passionate advocate of the local fashion and creative industries, and is ardent about Brisbane maintaining a vibrant, flourishing fashion and retail scene in spite of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“A lot of people see fashion as something that happens on the runways and in trendy stores,” Mrs Schrinner said.

“But behind the scenes, it’s an industry filled with dedicated and hardworking individuals, from young designers with sewing machines in their lounge rooms to the big producers who employ many people.

“I want the Brisbane fashion industry to thrive because not only does it make our city a more vibrant destination, but it generates jobs and prosperity,” Mrs Schrinner said.

Further to the Lady Mayoress joining the Fashion Festival as its Ambassador, organisers are proud to announce The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust as the official charity partner for 2021.

Mrs Schrinner is the Chair of the Trust, which provides grants to multiple smaller charitable organisations around Brisbane. The contributions of the Trust help these charities in their frontline and hands-on work to assist communities and individuals who need it most.

Brisbane Fashion Festival Director Mr Lindsay Bennett is thrilled to welcome Mrs Schrinner as Ambassador and the Trust as the official charity partner this year.

“We are delighted to have the support of the Lady Mayoress Nina Schrinner as we showcase the incredible talent and diversity of Brisbane and Queensland’s fashion industry,” Mr Bennett said.

“Mrs Schrinner is not only an advocate of local artists, she is a passionate supporter of the grassroots charities that The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust assists, working to raise awareness of the important work being done and, vitally, raising funds to enable these charities to help as many in the community as possible,” Mr Bennett said.

$1 from every ticket sold to Brisbane Fashion Festival 2021 will be donated to the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust.

Brisbane Fashion Festival runs from Monday 23 – Wednesday 25 August, hosted in the heart of the city at King George Square. The full line-up of exciting events and designers will be announced on June 1 with tickets on sale the same day.