Having arrived early to beat the crowds, I set myself up in the perfect position to watch Imprinting Wild – a Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program fashion show featuring designers who utilise bio-mimicry.
Fashion and food are two of life’s indulgences that cannot be ignored, and when Melbourne restaurant Prix Fixe recently hosted Designer Bites as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program, it went straight to the top of our interest list.
Tenfingerz don themselves ‘Gen Y renaissance leaders’, and on Sunday March 1st as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program, their ‘Perfect Runway’ series were exactly that; a renaissance for the fashion industry.
Melbourne has long awaited the return of Cirque Du Soleil’s trademark blue and yellow big top tents, and until the 29th of March at Flemington Racecourse, you can catch the latest instalment of the global phenomenon, TOTEM: A Fascinating Journey Into The Evolution Of Mankind.
Fashion & Performance and 1914 Now are two exhibitions currently showing at the RMIT Design Hub, and both are the result of a research exchange between the university’s School of Fashion & Textiles and the London College of Fashion.
The Victoria & Albert Museum has played host to numerous spectacular fashion exhibitions, and as much as I have enjoyed these specialty displays in the past, my favourite part of the museum’s Fashion Room has always been, and always will be, it’s permanent tribute to fashion throughout the ages.
Wrapping up another successful year for Queensland fashion, the Mercedes-Benz Group Show served as a platform for the experienced. Talulah, Pistols At Dawn, George Wu, Jack Sullivan, Michelangelo, Chetcuti and Urbbana embody a passion for design that the principle partner, Mercedes-Benz, reflects itself.
Returning for the 9th year this year, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane played host to a creative array of launch events, including a Fashion Luncheon, a Lifeline Pop-Up Shop, a Luxury Fashion Forum and our point of interest: the Emerging Designer Group Show.
Over 240 model changes, 296 laps of the runway, 37 designer and boutique collections, 5 salons, an amazing team of backstage stylists and 1000’s of guests – the Emerge Australia Fashion Precinct launched with a bang!
Now is its 3rd year of frivolities, James Street played host to the Marie Claire Up Late event on April 3rd. As the sun set over the high fashion hub of boutiques, Brisbane’s fashion elite and style savvy shoppers filled the streets to meet and greet with designers, snap up an array of complimentary goodies and enjoy in-store discounts.