TAFE Queensland has partnered with world-renowned fashion icon and artisan turned educator, Professor Jimmy Choo OBE, to deliver a series of must-attend events left around innovation and creativity in the fashion industry.

Professor Choo will be the guest of honour across all events over the four days in Brisbane, three of which will be ticketed for fashion lovers to attend. The final event will be a special educational workshop for fashion students, dedicated to the art of shoe making and design.

Across the series you will have a chance to hear from Professor Choo himself, as well as key minds from across the worlds of retail and fashion, including representatives from Westfield and Cue.

Limited spaces are available for each event, so act quickly to secure your place today.


Meet & Greet and Cocktail Party

Thursday 28 September, 2017

Hosted by Professor Choo at TAFE Queensland, this exquisite exhibition will be a showcase of six never-before-seen pairs of couture shoes from Professor Choo’s new collection. Throughout the evening, you will have the opportunity to meet the man behind the name, while getting a first-hand glimpse of his exclusive new collection.

jimmy choo cocktail party


Head Over Heels Luncheon with Professor Jimmy Choo

Friday 29 September, 2017

Media stars, live theatre and fancy footwear collide at a fundraising luncheon dedicated to the future of Queensland fashion. Hosted by TAFE Queensland, Professor Jimmy Choo and Sharyn Ghidella, this is your chance to savour fine food, as well as experience exclusive pieces from top designers.

All guests are invited to take part in a silent auction on exquisite items donated by our eager sponsors, with all proceeds going to our Fashion Centre of Excellence. This will allow up and coming fashion designers and entrepreneurs to gain the skills and resources needed to bring their visions to life.

Auction items include:
  • $1000 Westfield Gift Voucher
  • Illiza Ho Handbag (valued at over $900AUD)
  • Jimmy Choo shoe illustration signed by Professor Choo himself
  • Handmade Bird and Ruby necklet (valued at $4,000)
  • PAYOT - $1,000 Skincare Basket

Guests will also have access to a two hour drinks package, a personal gift bag of goodies from our sponsors, and the chance to go into a business card draw. Winners win a $750 la Vie Elixir a Spa Basket donated by Stephanie’s Luxury Spa Group, including Opal Rasual Steam Temple Treatment for 2 and other special goodies.

jimmy choo head over heels luncheon



Symposium: Creating fashion in the real world

Saturday 30 September, 2017

Lead by Professor Choo, the TAFE Queensland Fashion Symposium will bring together the brightest minds from retail, fashion and the broader creative industries to discuss creating consumer products in today’s world.  As a creative, you will be exposed to discussions around market trends, ethical production, disruptive advertising within the fashion industry, and engaging a business mentor.  The afternoon will consist of a panel discussion of industry experts centred around starting in the fashion world. 

A special sub-event will be held during the breaks to showcase TAFE Queenslands’ leading fashion centre of excellence which focuses on promoting innovation and creativity through applied skills. Read more about this event here.

Our guest speakers will include:

    • Danielle Frazer (TAFE Queensland/You & Bamboo)
    • Kate Bielenberg (Cue)
    • Laura Churchill (stylist and fashion event director: EKKA Natural Fibres, Brisbane Fashion Month)
    • Leina Broughton (Leina Broughton)
    • Fleur Richardson (Leina Broughton) 
    • Soddy Khamsyvolavong (LA Kingsport)
    • Stacey O’Keefe (Fashion Weekly)
    • Andrew Pheely (Westfield)
If that weren't enough, all attendees will be in the draw to win a $1,000 wardrobe from Cue. Where else can you learn this much and score the perfect power outfit?
jimmy choo symposium



Complete Professor Jimmy Choo Experience

Thursday 28 - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Get the complete Professor Jimmy Choo experience, including an exclusive VIP meet and greet, business luncheon, special exhibition, and informative fashion Symposium.  The complete package allows you to access the full breadth of Professor Choo’s years of experience, as well as insights from the fashion industry’s top minds. This is a unique opportunity to hear from one of the most celebrated and recognisable names in fashion.  This special package is ideal for anyone looking for a comprehensive insight into where the fashion and retail industry is heading.

jimmy choo total package



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