Sustainable Spring

Melburnians with a soft spot for style will know that Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is upon us. But with so many events in the schedule, how’s a girl to choose? Well for a start, tonight there is a free millinery workshop for green fashionistas by renowned milliner Melissa Jackson from Kangan Batman College, or you could catch the Lost and Found show from MaterialByProduct. Mark Thursday September 8th as a green letter day in your diary too, as colourful label Neisha is hosting Old Skin, New Skin where she demonstrates how to rework ‘waste’ fabric offcuts and pre-loved items into beautiful, no waste outfits. Best of all, you can buy the completed one-of-a-kind creations on the night. Also, from 6pm-9pm the same evening, the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre is hosting Green Is The New Black, a special cocktail evening and runway show featuring sweet sustainable style along with designs from the Wurundjeri Women’s Bunjil Creations Women’s Business Jewellery Collection. The centre will also host an exhibition of green fashion and run millinery and jewellery workshops during the week so you can whip up something to wear for the evening. You can also learn to how to shop at Salvos from a professional stylist, swap your wardrobe at The Clothing Exchange Spring Frock Swap, and check out local designers at one of the many markets happening around town. For these and many more exciting events to fulfill your sustainable desires, check out the events guide here.