Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2016

Posted by Milk Bar Mag on 24/8/16

Prepare to be glamoured by the exclusive events that Spring Fashion Week has in store for us all. Its Designer program includes the Opening Gala, which will play host to exquisite creations from local and international designers, which include the likes of Aurelio Costarella, Bianca Spender, Carla Zampatti, CHRISTAHLEA, Gwendolynne, JASONGRECH, OneDay, Rachel Gilbert and Thurley.

Other exciting events part of the Designer program include Urban Bloom, Contemporary, the Spring Carnival, the Closing Resort and the MSFW VIP wrap-up party. Following the Opening Gala will be the Mr. event, which will showcase strong and sophisticated designs of men’s fashion. The Jack London Runway and Peter Jackson Runway will feature polished suits and classics that ooze style and confidence.

There’s also the Emerging program, which supports and promotes fresh talent within Melbourne’s fashion design community. The Emerging Collective Runway and Emerging RMIT Runway will showcase a lot of innovative directions and styles, and you can also meander through the Emerging Design Market or enjoy a drink at the MSFW Bar.

The Opening Night of the festival showcases a range of different events, which include the Creative Collective Exhibition, the Vogue American Express Fashions Night Out, the Emporium Melbourne’s Opening Runway and more.


If you want to see dynamic new directions in fashion and retail, head towards the MSFW Hub: which is a spring-themed sartorial sanctuary at City Square. Open from Friday the 26th of August through to Friday the 2nd of September, the MSFW Hub will awe your mind with its range of interactive brand experiences, creative and fun workshops, along with lunchtime and twilight runways.

But if all that isn’t enough to make you want to revamp your wardrobe, other Hub events include the Mecca Beauty Wonderland event, the David Jones Runway, the Allanah Hill Runway among other fashion-packed events. Then there’s the Industry program, which includes the Creative Collective Exhibition: it will expose you to a vast variety of clothes, shoes, bags, millinery, jewellery and accessories from Melbourne’s unique and diverse independent designers, artists and retailers.

If all these cutting-edge designs have inspired your yearning to chase your own retail dreams, the MSFW Industry program also offers a seminar of how to design your own business, where industry experts cover topics such as finance, legalities, strategic planning, marketing and grants, etc.


The Curated program encourages people to venture out into the city by checking out events such as ‘Crazy About Tiffany’s’, ‘The Art Of Adornment’, ‘Erika & Jargo’, ‘Collins place x Rokk Ebony SS17’ and lots more!

Last but not least, there’s the Regional program is a fashion series that delves into the talent and produce of Regional Victoria. There is also the Ballarat Regional Extension, which is a three day series that focuses on lines created by celebrated designers from the region, a Wool Industry retrospective and MSFW highlights.

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week will be jam-packed with events and activities that will captivate and enlighten its visitors on the evolving fashion world. For the full program of events, head over to MSFW’s official website.

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week
Friday August 26 – Friday September 2


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