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MelbourneStreetFashion.com Exhibition

The opening party for Melbourne Street Fashion (MSF) was like a red carpet event for no fear fashion. As I sifted through the large crowd, I witnessed some amazing outfits including regular sightings of anything tartan, this springs upcoming safari prints, sequins from jackets to accessories and leather pieces. I also reminded myself never to attend one of these parties in my straight from the office corporate gear! The party was filled with independent inspirations, vintage, op shop treasures and expressions of the heart of Melbourne’s fashion citizens. What an inspiring crowd!
Held in one of Melbourne’s hidden lane gems, I climbed two flights of stairs to reach the ‘Comeback Kid’ venue. Greeted by the gorgeous Event Coordinator Carlos, who is quite the host, I entered the stylish party. Underground music beats complimented the crowd and hand made (yet impressive!) cardboard fixtures were placed up with a slideshow of real Melbourne fashion players and their outfits they’ve styled. Featured along the back wall is the best picks of MSF’s style’s collection. Lines formed like an art gallery as we all admired and discussed our favourite pieces.
Melbourne Street Fashion is dedicated to promoting and supporting young, independent Melbourne designers and finding an exclusive look. Speaking to Hayley Huges (Fashion Hayley), Creative Director of MSF, I asked what she looks for in fashion. ‘Anything different, something stand out, quirky and a mix of high and low end labels’ Hayley looked just the creative part in a gorgeous black Gorman dress, teamed with a Sportsgirl cardigan and Target shoes, this girl wears what she preaches! Attendees included some Project Runway cast, many twiterring Melbourne fashion bloggers and photographers and of course the best of Melbourne’s street fashion contributers.
Hayley and I both shared a favourite style, ‘Dominique.’ A striking tough meets glam style where she’s cleverly mixed studs and biker gloves with a shift dress, opaques and a corporate blazer.
Jacket: Black blazer: Savers
Dress: Black dress: Alpha60
Footwear: White wedge heels: Nicola Finetti
Accessories: Silver chains necklace: Dangerfield mixed with vintage, Sunnies: Raybans, Gothic umbrella: Scarlet&Sly. Bracelet: Kinki Gerlinki, Biker gloves: Shag, Black hat: Vintage, Black studded bag: Zu
Other honourable mentions include, Claire, simple yet stylish mod and featuring high shine leggings, Bridie with her quirky ensembe she calls ‘1920’s muse’ with almost the entire outfit hand made and Anastasia with a burst of femininity!
So the next time you’re heading out in Melbourne, be wardrobe inspired and camera ready because you never know when your look could be MSF worthy.

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 opening party for Melbourne Street Fashion (MSF) was like a red carpet event for “no fear” fashion. As I sifted through the large crowd, I witnessed some amazing outfits including regular sightings of anything tartan, this Spring’s upcoming safari prints, sequins on jackets to accessories and leather pieces. I also reminded myself never to attend one of these parties in my straight from the office corporate gear ever again! The party was filled with independent inspirations, vintage, op shop treasures and expressions of the heart of Melbourne’s fashion citizens. An inspiring crowd!

Held in one of Melbourne’s hidden lane gems, I climbed two flights of stairs to reach the ‘Comeback Kid’ venue. Greeted by the gorgeous Event Coordinator Carlos, who is quite the host, I entered the stylish party. Underground music beats complimented the crowd and hand-made (yet impressive!) cardboard fixtures were placed up with a slideshow of real Melbourne fashion players and the outfits they had styled. Featured along the back wall are the best picks of MSF’s styles collection. Lines formed like an art gallery as we all admired and discussed our favourite pieces.

Melbourne Street Fashion is dedicated to promoting and supporting young, independent Melbourne designers and finding an exclusive look. Speaking to Hayley Hughes (Fashion Hayley), Creative Director of MSF, I asked what she looks for in fashion. ‘Anything different, something stand out, quirky and a mix of high and low end labels’. Hayley looked just the creative part in a gorgeous black Gorman dress, teamed with a Sportsgirl cardigan and Target shoes, this lady wears what she preaches. Attendees included some of the Project Runway cast, many twittering Melbourne fashion bloggers and photographers and of course the best of Melbourne Street Fashion’s contributors.

Hayley and I both shared a favourite style, ‘Dominique.’ A striking tough- meets-glam style where she has cleverly mixed studs and biker gloves with a shift dress, opaques and a corporate blazer. Find ‘Dominique’ at the exhibition to see her ensemble of;

Jacket: Black blazer from Savers

Dress: Black dress from Alpha60

Footwear: White wedge heels: Nicola Finetti

Accessories: Silver chains are Dangerfield mixed with vintage, Raybans, Scarlet & Sly gothic umbrella, Kinki Gerlinki bracelet, Biker gloves from Shag, Vintage black hat, Black studded bag from Zu.

Other honourable mentions include, Claire, simple yet stylish mod and featuring high shine leggings, Bridie with her quirky ensemble she calls ‘1920’s muse’ with almost the entire outfit hand made and Anastasia with a burst of femininity!

Next time you are heading out in Melbourne, dress inspired and be camera ready because you never know when your look could be MSF worthy.

The MSF.com exhibition is open to the public from Monday the 31st August to Sunday 6th September from 11am to 6pm. Find it at Comeback Kid, Level 1, 8 Rankins Lane in Melbourne.

Lovely words by Angela Fedele

Image courtesy MelbourneStreetFashion.com

One Thought on “MelbourneStreetFashion.com Exhibition

  1. Well said – totally agree on fav, though loved the fearless genius of so many. Loved the opportunity to go and be inspired by the courage of fellow fashion lovers. Those that follow no trend but the song in their heart or the muse in their mind.
    Brilliant fun and lots of love to Carlos et al. xxx

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