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Laura Churchill is a Brisbane-based stylist and fashion event director with a background in fashion media.

Laura’s work in showcasing Queensland designers through a series of large-scale events is highly regarded in the industry, and plays an important role in supporting local design talent.

Laura is the Director of Brisbane Fashion Month, an annual festival held each October, and it is the largest showcase of local Queensland designers. She also produces the annual Ekka (Royal Queensland Show) natural fibres fashion parades to an audience of more than 15,000 people.

Laura’s vision for Brisbane Fashion Month is to bring together designers, industry and audiences to boost Queensland fashion through events and activations that provide inspiration and opportunity.

Photography credit: Cory Rossiter

Photography credit: Cory Rossiter

We spoke to Laura about her work, and what inspires and excites her for the year ahead.

What inspires and drives you?

I like to think there’s an underlying thread across my projects of aspirational beauty. I like to create high-calibre experiences, but it’s important to me that fashion is democratic – I’m really not into the exclusivity or clique that can be associated with fashion.

What are you working on right now?

I’m already well into planning for this year’s major projects.

With BFM 2019, I’m aiming to broaden the perception of fashion in the community through artistic collaborations and partnerships with government. Champagne and a runway show is a quick fashion fix, but it doesn’t leave much of a lasting impression on the audience.

We work hard to ensure our designers have the best opportunity for return on investment and provide access to business advice through our annual business workshop. I’m passionate about supporting the industry that has supported me in my career so far. 

Who are you collaborating with right now?

I’m really lucky to have found a team I trust and admire. I do a lot of the project work myself, but my event team consists of Stylists Jessinta Jones and Liz Golding, as well as an Event Manager and PR company. We’re growing this year and the future is exciting!

Photography credit: Anthony Rice

Photography credit: Anthony Rice

Instagram visit Laura Churchill @laurachurchillstylist and Brisbane Fashion Month @brisbanefashionmonth