The Valley has a proud history as an incubator for new brands and emerging designers, influencing the local street style and beyond. From pop-ups and markets to boutiques and shopfronts, we love showcasing the fashion makers and movers and shakers in the Valley. To celebrate Brisbane fashion, here’s where to show some local label love in the Valley:
 
Local designers
 
LJC Designs
This luxe linen label by Brissie designer Lucy Ferraro is made in Bali and channels that breezy beachy boho lifestyle. Shop the feminine styles at the LJC Designs store on Winn Lane/Ann Street, which is open Monday to Friday.
 
Alice Nightingale
With all items designed and handmade by Alice herself on site, this California Lane studio houses her whimsical prints, clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women. Alice Nightingale designs are small-batch drops only, so get in quick.

Jess Blak

Jess Blak’s unique pieces have proven to be a silver lining within Brisbane’s jewellery scene, filling the gap in the market for contemporary silver craftwork that is both high quality and ethically produced.
 
Creative collectives
  
Forge Forward
A contemporary design space with an emphasis on graphic design, Forge Forward hosts creatives of all stripes. Some of the local fashion items currently available include printed tees from Future = Female and Forge Forward’s own label.
 
Bespoke bridal
 
House of Ezis
For bridal wear or black-tie occasions, House of Ezis offers the bespoke touch. Brisbane couture designer Andrzej Pytel uses luxury fabrics for elegant designs to suit the modern bride or evening occasion. Make an appointment at the Ann Street atelier.
 
Helena Rose
With select headwear available at UnCommon Store, Helena Rose also has a Winn Lane studio where she handcrafts each bridal tiara, crown and bandeau. With turbans, jewelled combs and hats as well as a bespoke service on offer, make an appointment or buy online.


– October 2020 (Updated April 2022)