Melbourne Fashion Festival is an annual celebration of what we love most about fashion and the arts. The creativity, the ideas and a true fest for the senses. The festival is a stylish week-long entertainment of world-class runway shows featuring Australia's established and emerging designers, state-of-the-art production, beauty workshops, industry seminars, forums, live entertainment and much more. For the delegates, the Australian Fashion Summit (17-19 Mar) is a three-day series of in-person and online discussions designed to drive critical discussion around the issues facing the future of fashion in Australia.
For all events and to get your tickets, see here. To enjoy an evening of unrivalled style and entertainment, with Front Row access to the country's most coveted fashion runways, matched with dining experiences that showcase the very best of Melbourne's iconic food scene, see here. If you have any enquiries or want to discover how you can curate the perfect Melbourne fashion itinerary to make your experience a night to remember, email firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to check the safety details before attending any event.
If you're unable to attend the Festival in person to experience the amazing dining experiences, you can still sit in front of the big screen in the comfort of home and feel like you're right there with the 'Parisian Fashion Pique-nique' box at home, filled with some favourite French delights. Delivery is Victoria wide and you can pre-order here. There are also many other Eat Drink Fashion venues around the City.
For the online fashion, arts and ideas program see here. There are as many FREE events as there are ticketed events. You'll find Runways, Masterclasses, Designer Conversations, Panel Discussions and more. The Hoard Repair Lab invites you to surrender unwanted garments or old favourites that have been damaged over time for them to be transformed through a process of repair and embellishment.
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The Arts Program is a curated program that includes online and live events for all ages. There's the Fast Fashun Magazine Launch, a record of haute couture creations made out of trash; and the Sentimental Rice Jewellery Workshop to name a couple, where you are invited to explore and express your authentic self through the design and creation of unique wearable pieces using rice fabric.
You'll also find many thought-provoking independently run events; Independent Runways and the Fashion Film Award Ceremony. At the event the Official Selection will be screened and Best Direction and Styling will be announced, followed by a panel discussion. The screening will also feature Micky In The Van's short fashion film celebrating the whimsical beauty and poetry of art and fashion, ahead of the Official Selection.