Independent and sub-industry fashion and style
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Straight Out of Brisbane is a festival of independent and emerging arts, culture and ideas. It's dedicated to excavating the best in Brisbane's independent cultural production.

We want to create opporties for everyone involved in independent cultural production here to exhibit, promote and talk about their work.




Straight out of Brisbane
139 Constance St,
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
+61 (7) 3403 0844

Independent Fashion Program


Happening all festival ...

Shoot Me - The FAQ Fashion Shoot and Stylist Project
Showing at the FAQ Awards - Saturday 8PM :: Festival Club

As part of the FAQs (SOOB's irreverantly named Fashion in Alternative Queensland Awards), wannabe stylists and photographers are invited to do a contribute, design, style and photograph your own fashion shoot and create up to twenty photographic slides capturing your work. Entered slides will be projected during the evening and a special award will be presented to the best shoot according to the FAQs specialist panel of judges.

Email or call 0403 793 916 / 0401 653 774 to drop in slides.

Saturday 6th December

Clothes Rodeo
2:00PM - 4:00PM :: Shop 8, TC Beirne Building

Yes its time to exorcise those ghosts from your wardrobe at the SOOB Clothes Rodeo. Come along with any clothes you don't want anymore for a massive, exciting, spectacular clothes swap. Its going to be sooooo much fun and a key moment in you defining your hot new look for this crazy summer of love…Remember - your trash is my treasure.

The FAQ Awards - Fashion in Alternative Queensland
8:00PM - 2:00PM :: The Festival Club
Cost: $4 / $5 / SOOB season ticket

So many people make their own clothes and have their own wicked style, which is far cooler than the banal fashions of the RAQ fashion awards. Finally, Brisbane's alternative fashionistas have a chance to express their kooky take on fashion in their own glittering night of nights- The Fashion in Alternative Queensland Awards or FAQs (pronounced Fark-Yous).

Design Categories:

  • Food
  • Before 3000BC
  • Beyond 3000AD
  • Urban Myths
  • Queensland Goths
  • McGyver.

    Finalists in each category will then vie to win the supreme award- the coveted Taffeta Cannonball Award.
    Hosted by Toxic Lipstick, Rock Bottom and Trash Icon who will take the evening to a ridiculous new level of sublime decadence. Hot tunes will also be cranked by Eight Bit Kate, Axl F and Amandeep Dhillon. The FAQs also feature their own pumped up and lycra clad dance troop- The Death to Electroclash Dancers.
    If you want to participate email or call 0403 793 916 / 0401 653 774.

    Sunday 7th December

    How to Get Started in the Fashion Industry
    A No Frills Title For a Frilly Topic

    1:00PM - 2:00PM :: Shop 1, TC Beirne Building
    Your best friend is a sewing machine, you spend your days rummaging through op shops for unsusual accessories...but you wonder if your designs will ever leave your bedroom. Just how do you turn a hobby into a profession? This panel aims to answer this question and to help you get started in the fashion industry.
    With: Head of QUT Fashion studies Suzi Vaughan, Designer Helen Green and Stylist Vanessa Loh.