Spring Into Fashion Week

Spring is officially just around the corner – and that means it’s time for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, running from 30th August til 7th September! If you like a bit of glitz and glamour of an evening, there are parades aplenty, including this one that showcases Gorman and Limedrop, two of our long-time favourites, and the Indigenous Runway featuring the very best from Indigenous designers from around the world. Up-and-coming designers also get a look-in thanks to the Emerging DesignerMarket and Imagined Futures exhibition, and student talent takes to the catwalk at Runway One and Runway Two, with work on display for longer at the Waste Not, Want Not Zero Waste project and I Dream of Denim exhibition. For those who prefer minimalist design and fashion basics over frou frou, the Muji Lifestyle Lab is worth checking out, while those with a taste for history and drama will love the State Library setting of performance piece Liberty of the Press. A series of discussions including Ethics and Faith in the Supply Chain puts paid to the notion of fashion being merely frivolous, and those who like a bit of detective work will love seeing a garment come together in this Pattern-cutting Forensics Challenge. Try your hand at pen and ink illustration and shop for a cause at the Marini Ferlazzo exhibition, or if vintage is your passion, head to the eight-day pop-up Round She Goes market or the Mending, Meandering and Merlot masterclass. And if all that fashion has you wanting to take your own first steps into the industry, there’s plenty of help at the Crowd-funding for Fashion workshop! Check out the full program at thatsmelbourne.com.au/msfw.