Pop up boutique, The Fleet Store, is holding its fourth annual fashion store event.

And this year, it’s showcasing some of Brisbane’s best up-and-coming fashion talent.

Bella Treston reports.


The initiative provides final year QUT fashion and business students with the opportunity to create and manage their own fashion store.

Amy Pearce, Project Manager: “This experience has opened a lot of doors in terms of networking, especially being on the business side of it, so we get to meet a lot of people in the industry.”

The event was established in 2010 and has seen well-known brands including House of Cards and SOOT show off their work.

Michaela Stark, QUT Fashion Student: “This is an awesome opportunity for us, it gives us a chance to actually stock our clothing in a store, which is fantastic on our resume for when we finish.”

It’s not just about the fashion though with students finding opportunities to use the event for a bigger cause.

This year The Fleet Store have started the Sewing Support initiative where they hope to spend 12 hours making over 200 pairs of underwear for women in need.

The project will be undertaken by students next Tuesday.

Emily Giles, Project Manager: “We’re doing it with Brisbane Youth Services, and then we’ll donate the undies to them and they’ll distribute it to struggling women in Brisbane.”

The Fleet Store runs until next Friday.

Bella Treston, QUT News.