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Published August 20th 2014
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is around the corner and to get in the spirit, you may be interested in some of the free fashion events popping up around Melbourne towards the end of August and beginning of September. If you're like me- getting that shiver of excitement when you pass by City Square and see the workmen putting up the open air runway- you won't want to miss out on the fashion events listed below.
Free Street Style Sessions at Melbourne Central
You don't have to wait until MSFW starts to flaunt your spring look, thanks to the Street Style Sessions at Melbourne Central, running several times a week from August 20th to 30th. Here, you get the chance to consult with a professional stylist during a free 10-minute walk-in appointment. The stylists include the editor the blog Melbourne Girl, Prue Chilcott, and personal shopper and owner of Style Space, Raquel Ryan. Get fashion advice tailored to you and meet some of Melbourne's established fashion names while entering the draw for a $200 Melbourne Central gift card. For the time of stylish sessions, visit the Melbourne Central website.
Emerging Designer Markets at City Square (MSFW Hub)
Looking to pick up some unique, Melbourne-made clothing and accessories? Two fashion events not to miss take place on the last Sunday of August and the first Sunday of September: MSFW is hosting two Emerging Designer Markets, with different stalls on each occasion. Variety and innovation are the name of the game, so make a trip- or two- down to City Square to see the latest, newest designs by Melbourne locals Aya, Sarah makes these, Mimi – Zikki and others.
Kevin.Murphy & Mecca Maxima Hair and Makeup Workshop
What's more fun than a workshop where you can learn new hair and makeup techniques? A free workshop organised by industry leaders! In conjunction with MSFW, Kevin.Murphy and Mecca Maxima are running a class on September 1st, from 6:00 to 6:30pm, teaching you to look your best. Learn tricks of the trade at MSFW's City Square Hub and find out what goes into creating some of these brands' iconic looks. Of course, you'll also get a sneak peak of what this season's hottest hair and makeup trends are!
Kevin.Murphy and Mecca Maxima Workshop in Progress
This MSWF has something for every fashionista. With shopping and styling covered, there's just one more thing to mention: free runway shows! Yes, several of this spring's Fashion Week shows are open to the public at no cost. Watch David Jones' and Ben Sherman's models strut down the catwalk and take in this Spring/Summer 14/15's latest trends, live. Well, if you're looking for me over the next few weeks, chances are I'll be checking out one of the free fashion events going on in Melbourne.