Brisbane Fashion Month | Billy Blue
Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University is a proud partner of Brisbane Fashion Month, the leading festival for networking, supporting and developing the Queensland fashion industry. Our shared goal is to foster the next generation of fashion designers and entrepreneurs just like you.

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Our partnership with Brisbane Fashion Month

Billy Blue is committed to fostering emerging talent and supporting the next wave of fashion designers in the global creative industry, which is why we have partnered with Brisbane Fashion Month. Our partnership creates invaluable opportunities for current and future students to explore their talents and build their network.
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Stand out with a qualification from Australia’s most recognised design college.
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For 30+ years we’ve been delivering courses built by industry for industry to ensure you’re always one step ahead.
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DIA-recognised courses
Our courses are recognised by the Design Institute of Australia, giving you confidence that your education is of the highest industry standard.
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Our progressive teaching approach centres around innovation and discovery to help you design tomorrow.

Explore our Fashion courses

Billy Blue College of Design Fashion courses are industry-driven, delivered by academics who are active in the fashion world. Alongside design skills, all our courses develop the commercial and brand competences needed to establish, manage and work in a fashion enterprise.

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Fashion scholarships and networking opportunities

Through our partnership, you’ll get access to a range of extraordinary opportunities, including scholarships, networking opportunities and more. Check out how you can benefit.
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Brisbane Fashion Month’s Emerging Designer Scholarship
As part of Brisbane Fashion Month 2022, BFM and Billy Blue College of Design are offering an Emerging Designer Scholarship. Start your adventure in fashion with 50 per cent off your tuition fees. 

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BFM Designer Showcase
Billy Blue College of Design students have the opportunity to get their hands on two tickets to the BFM Designer Showcase. Is there any better way to find inspiration?

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BFM Business Q&A

Hear what fashion designers are talking about in the Queensland fashion industry. Find out how you can secure two tickets to this important discussion.


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Your teachers and academics

At Billy Blue all academic staff are leading design professionals who have industry experience, valuable contacts and stories that connect you straight to the design industry.

Professor Scott Thompson-Whiteside
Professor Scott Thompson-Whiteside
Executive Dean, Design and Creative Technology
Scott has more than 20 years of academic experience, leading various programs, schools and faculties across Europe, Asia and Australia.
Trained as an industrial designer, he moved into design management and later acquired a master's degree and PhD in design leaderships. Scott is a strong advocate for internationalisation, industry-engaged teaching, high-quality student outcomes and interdisciplinary research, and brings those passions to his role at Torrens University. Scott's own research interests intersect the disciplines of design education, higher education policy, design strategy and innovation.

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Robyn Latimer, OAM
Associate Dean, Design and Creative Technology
In her 25-year design career, Robyn has owned a studio, directed a company and led countless community projects. Having worked in
magazines and advertising, she specialised in publishing before progressing to education, which was a natural fit. She advocates for equity of access to lifelong learning and online education. In 2010, Robyn received a NSW Volunteer of the Year Award, and in 2018, an Order of Australia Medal.

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Russell Ponting
Program Director, Branded Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing & Enterprise
Specialising in fashion marketing and branding, Russell has spent more than 20 years in the fashion industry, using his skills as a designer
and educator to empower individuals and organisations to achieve results. Along the way, he has worked with companies such as Globe International and Pacific Brands, managing marketing for an array of youth fashion brands including Stussy, Superdry, Mossimo and Mooks. Russell is passionate about fashion brand development and strategically aligning product and brand to meet consumer need. He is keenly interested in the impact that technology and questions of ethical production and sustainable practice will have for emerging fashion designers as they enter and transform the industry.

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Jaki Walker | Torrens University
Jaki Walker
Program Manager, Branded Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing & Enterprise
Jaki Walker is our Senior Learning Facilitator in Brisbane. Working with designers, Catherine Walker and Collette Dinnigan and for Brands
- Billabong, Element and Ben Sherman you’ll gain true insights and a practice perspective from Jaki. Jaki has over 25yrs experience in the Fashion industry in England and Australia and has been responsible for the careers of many students.

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You decide where to study. We have campuses in central locations across Australia.

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