Amongst all the chaos of the Festival, I found time to sit down for a casual chat with our VIP’s who flew up to the event to be part of the Q & A Panel as well as showcase their latest collection for S/S16.

It was great to see beyond the designer and the clothes, and talk about mental health in the fashion industry as well as their own views on the Australian market.

I’d been lucky enough to meet both Nicola and Ben in previous years so it was wonderful to catch up again in a different part of Queensland. Talking all things fashion at the Q & A Panel including tips on being successful in the fashion industry, the plus size debate, branding and social media and the influence bloggers have had on the industry.

Nicola Finetti

The Oracle Gold Coast Fashion Week & Awards 2012

 

Assia – Editor, Ragtrader Magazine
Nicola Finetti – Designer, Nicola Finetti
Benjamin Ringuet – My Ringuet

For more on the event check out runway images here and here

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SCFF Interviews Ben Ringuet

SCFF Interviews Nicola Finetti

SCFF Interviews Assia Ragtrader Magazine

SCFF Interviews Ben Ringuet

SCFF Interviews Nicola Finetti

Images | Sean Rogers & Hayley McAllister Photography

Video | Hayley McAllister Photography