The Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival (SCFF) will hold its 11th annual event this year on the weekend of 19 and 20 October. What began as a once off event, took on a life of its own, moving from a very heavy focus on local fashion labels with one high profile guest, to an event that showcases more interstate and international labels than ever before, with the majority exclusive to Australia.

This year’s event will feature Ina Susanto, an award winning international designer and creative director behind the Indonesian fashion line RCB. Built on the belief that one can be eco-friendly and stylish while caring for traditional values and heritage at the same time, RCB will strive to showcase this ethos at the 2018 SCFF. Ina was one of the Indonesian designer awardees at the Australia Awards 2018 in Fashion Design and Textile Industry, held at the Queensland University of Technology. Committed to using natural dyes to reflect her company’s commitment to eco-friendliness, her collection is full of earthy yet flavourful colour palettes: splashes of bold blues, cheerful yellows and dark browns complement the muted earthy tones that dominate many of her creations. Fabrics from natural and sustainable fibres such as cotton, lyocell, linen and silk are tailored into ready-wears that drape and envelope the body elegantly while letting the wearer’s skin breath freely.

First established in 2008, the SCFF is touted as one of Australia’s most prominent fashion events. Only the best established as well as emerging designers on a global scale will be given the opportunity to showcase a wide range of wearable art and couture from swimwear to intimates in the spirit of the invigorating Summer season. This will provide RCB with a platform to present its vision and invite a wider audience to enjoy its line of stylish and environmentally-friendly and exotically-flavoured womens wear.