Fashion and sustainability linked arm-in-arm at the Gold Coast on April 26th as Australia’s largest sustainable fashion show Undress Runways delighted audiences on the closing day of the Surfers Paradise Festival.

It was Undress Runways fifth show since its inception and marked 2014 as a year of firsts for the Brisbane based fashion event with both Melbourne and the Gold Coast seeing their unique take on fashion sustainability for the first time.

Held at sunset on a transformed rooftop, once home to the Gold Coast Skywheel, the industrial-meets-jungle themed show was attended by over 500 people and served as an elegant conclusion to the three week festival.

Director of Undress Runways, Edda Hamar, said the Gold Coast was “one of their best shows so far and for a first event in a new city it is the best we have ever done”, owing its success to “the great runway and to the Undress team”.

Gold Coast local Tara Neaves, 35, said “this (Undress) was the best part of the festival; the Gold Coast doesn’t have enough like this”.

Her thoughts were shared by partner Chris McMullen, 35, who confessed they “don’t know enough” about sustainable fashion, proving how essential events like Undress are for creating awareness.

The next Undress Show is in Brisbane on October 11, 2014.