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Happy Animal Art!

The Young Designers Market is a feel good place, with fun and funky happening everywhere you look. We’re so pleased that Maree Davidson has joined us from The Collective Markets, bringing her delightful art and eye catching stall with her!

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We asked Maree where she draws her inspiration from (‘scuse the pun!), to which she replied:

“I have personally met a lot of the animals I have painted over the years. I interact with them, and get to know their personalities, which I then create into a painting - whether that be a fine art piece, or a quirky character I’ve been commissioned to paint. I also love painting animals in close-up poses, which can have a more contemporary look.”

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You’ll love Maree’s original art as much as we do, so why not pop down to Young Designers Market this Sunday to meet the artist! Click “Read More” to find out more about Maree and see more great artwork.

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Curly Jo Design at YDM

You Stay Glassy, Brisbane.

It’s sometimes hard to tell if its really winter here in Queensland, especially when you meet bright and bubbly designers who are so passionate about what they do, selling their wares on a beautiful Sunday in the sun! Take Jo for example, she’s been creating the most amazing jewellery with her own two hands for years now, and we’re so lucky to have her as a regular at the Young Designers Market and The Collective Markets too.

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We wanted to know why Jo does what she does, and she told us. Now we’re in love with the person and not just her brilliant product!

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“Hey Jo, what’s your style?” we asked… “Eclectic, peasant, bohemian with a touch of whimsy” she says. Find out more about Curly Jo Design here at YDM.

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Tickled Pink Cards (Xmas Birdie swing tag) at YDM

Tickle me Chrissy

The first day of Summer also heralds the last YDM of the year. As the jingle of Christmas bells fill the air, so do the designs displayed at our festive fashionable fair. Whether you are seeking out some surprises for your secret Santa, treasures for under the tree or wonderful wrapping to present the perfect pressie – originality is the optimal option at the origin of merriment.
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This is the time of year where connecting with loved ones is essential and a priority is sending cards of cheer-whether far or near.
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Tickled Pink Cards offer a beautiful range of meticulously designed and handcrafted papergoods. They have expanded to accessories, vintage fabric bags and baby bloomers and applique singlets. We talk turkey with owner/creator, Natalie Green and get jolly ahead of the YDM on Sunday December 1.

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Meredith McMaster Millinery (at Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival)

A Mad Hatter!

Attention: All show ponies!

With the Melbourne Cup approaching, the Spring Carnival often draw more focus to fashions on the field than the thoroughbreds in full throttle!
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To get glamorous, gallop down to the November Young Designers Market for all COLTure – cocktail dresses, shoes, bags, hats and fascinators for every fancy filly!
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To lead the race in the sport of kings – princesses perch their crowns with stunning numbers from YDM Milliner, Meredith McMaster. We chomp at the bit with the trader about the race that stops a nation and the designs leading ladies day at the market which kick-starts South Bank on Sunday November 3.

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koji at Young Designers Market

The Koji code

We are now well into the freshest season of the year and looking for the best kind of Spring Break – The fashionable form! As we trade in our sweaters for sundresses, you may be weary of your well-worn wardrobe and seeking some sweetening to shake up your style.
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Kylie Corser from Koji clothing is able to bring your body to life with colours and patterns that will keep you feeling fine all the time…these babies have cocktail o’clock written all over them!
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Stop by the stall at the next YDM on Sunday October 6. We asked the Koji creator why this is the open season of patterns and prints…

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Fly Peacock (Fresh line-Beach)

Mr Tee

In the style stakes, men also deserve their time to shine! So your SuperSir can step up to the spotlight as we sidle into the new season. Spring starts with the Young Designers Market on Sunday September 1 – which is also Fathers Day! After a hearty breakfast in bed, bring the master of the house to South Bank and get him some threads!
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One stall that will see him strutting his stuff is Fly Peacock with their striking designs including rich photographic imagery dripping off the fabric. Kit out the captain on his special day with a makeover of the coolest kind!
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As they get ready to take to flight for the second time at the September YDM, we primp and peek into the mind of Gopal from Fly Peacock, to find out more…

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