Discover the vibrant, risque and unique styles of the Sunshine State with our talented creatives who take Queensland fashion from the pavement to the parchment.
Lara Cresser, Brisbane, QLD
How would you describe “Queensland Style”?
Every aspect of Queensland style is typified by hot weather, from our architecture and lifestyle through to our fashion choices. It’s about a breeziness and an ease that is as effortless as possible while remaining chic.
What inspired your design?
Being a Brisbanite, my design is inspired by my ideal Brisbane day: a late brunch, a trip to the galleries and a stroll through to the bookstores in West End.
What was involved in your design process?
I don’t have much of a formal process. I spent a bit of time thinking about the elements I want to capture; in this case ease, comfort and an undone sort of elegance. Then I just put pen to paper and see what ends up on the page!
Where would your QLD fashionista be found?
The courtyard garden at the Queensland Art Gallery. It’s the prettiest spot under the trees, listening to the fountains to grab a coffee and relish all the incredible art you’ve just seen!
Your favourite QLD store?
Folio books on Mary Street. It has the best selection of art and fashion books. I can spend hours in that place.
Your must-have fashion essential?
I have one item in my closet that I considered essential. I spent years coveting it before I bought it, partly because while I was at university I just couldn’t justify it. That item is my beautiful purple silk Alexander McQueen skull scarf. Every time I wear it I’m reminded of his brilliance and inspired by his originality.
A QLD fashion trend you’d like to see disappear?
Flower crowns. I’m sorry, but you’re not at Woodstock!
What can we expect next in local fashion?
The return of the warm weather and lazy days chilling in crisp cottons by the nearest body of water. Heaven.