SYDNEY, 9 MARCH 2022
BEC + BRIDGE announce their return to the Afterpay Australian Fashion Week schedule for the headline designer show: BEC + BRIDGE presented by Afterpay. After a two-year hiatus, BEC + BRIDGE will present the label’s Resort 22/23 collection on opening night, Monday 9 May, in an industry show at 7:00pm at Carriageworks in Sydney. Consumers may purchase tickets to an encore presentation at 8:00pm, directly following the industry show, at aafw.com.au.
BEC + BRIDGE celebrates a milestone 21 years in business in 2022. From humble beginnings, the creative duo behind the brand, Bec Cooper and Bridget Yorston, have made a profound impact on the fashion industry – both in Australia and Internationally. Proudly owned, operated, designed and produced locally, BEC + BRIDGE have successfully infiltrated the local and global market through a network of premium retailers and leading international celebrities alike.
This year marks the brand’s 15th Australian Fashion Week runway presentation, since making their debut in 2004 after being invited to show in IMG’s Next Gen presentation. From there, BEC + BRIDGE has evolved into one of Australia’s most renowned and successful fashion exports, and has a long-standing relationship with both IMG, the organiser of Australian Fashion Week, and Afterpay.
Designers and Managing Directors Bec Cooper and Bridget Yorston comment: “We are excited to return to the schedule this year to celebrate our 21-year anniversary, and share this special milestone with our industry friends and loyal customers. Australian Fashion Week is a great stage to propel domestic brands to a global audience, and we are honoured to be this year’s first headline designer runway show.”
Vice President-Managing Director of IMG Fashion Events & Properties Asia Pacific, Natalie Xenita, commented “Since their first show in 2004 as part of our Next Gen program, BEC + BRIDGE has been a regular fixture on the Australian Fashion Week runway. Bec and Bridget have inspired a generation of designers and fashion fans who have watched them achieve success on the global stage. This show is a fitting celebration of one of Australia’s most enduring and loved fashion brands”.
Katrina Konstas, Afterpay’s EVP, Country Manager and Head of Sales, APAC also commented: “We are thrilled to have BEC + BRIDGE join the stellar line up for AAFW, and to kick off opening night, celebrating their 21-year anniversary. We look forward to bringing this runway to life on a global scale, as well as giving Australian consumers the opportunity to buy their tickets via Afterpay”.
Consumer tickets for the encore presentation of BEC + BRIDGE presented by Afterpay will be available from Wednesday 9 March via aafw.com.au.