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Melbourne Spring Fashion Week: Opening Gala

Photographer Edy Lianto captures the designs of Akira Isogawa, Aurelio Costarella, Carla Zampatti, Christine boutique’s accesories, Craig Braybrook, Gwendolynne, Jasongrech, Nevenka, Nicolangela, Rachel Gilbert and Zhivago at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) 2015 for StyleMelbourne.com

Feathering the Nest

The Johnston Collection is one of Melbourne’s secret places. It’s a treasure trove of fine and decorative art, furniture and objects housed within Fairhall, the former East Melbourne residence of the antiques’ collector. Every so often the W R Johnston Trust invites a contemporary creative into their ‘House of Ideas’,

Fashion Editorial | What is Beauty?

Photography – Justin Ridler Art Direction – Qube Konstrukt Styling – Kate Gaskin Flowers – Flowers Vasette Designers – Ellery, Alex Perry, Aurelio Costarella, Collette Dinnigan, Akira Isogawa & archival costumes from The Australia Ballet Models – Dancers Vivienne Wong, Ako Kondo, Adam Bull, Amber Scott & Chengwu Guo For

Runway 3 | Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014

Yeojin Bae by Tanika MacKay for StyleMelbourne.com

If the hair and beauty looks from Runway 3 at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week don’t provoke your latent wanderlust, you may not posses an adventurous spirit at all. Mecca Cosmetica‘s lead make-up artist Kenneth Higgins explained “the look for tonight is inspired by the whole show, musicians and a world

In the Garden: Royal Botanic Runway 2014

British horticulturalist Gertrude Jekyll proclaimed “A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne recently taught us that we don’t need Chanel-style couture carousels or smoke and mirrors of any kind as

Diary: Royal Botanic Runway

Akira Isogawa at the Royal Botanic Runway

“I have released collections every season for 165 years. My runway is 38 hectares wide. My pieces have been forged by the world’s most prolific designer. The House of Mother Nature.” – if only The Royal Botanic Gardens could speak The phrase ‘gilding the lily’ has never been more apt.

Whitehouse Institute of Design Melbourne Fashion Graduates 2013

Skeleton onesies, red druids and plastic fantastic parkas; the expressions of fashion from Whitehouse Institute of Design‘s 2013 Melbourne graduates were certainly unpredictable! Though a handful of these budding designers have already had catwalk experience during the student runway at MSFW a few months ago, this was the first time

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2014

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. VAMFF. Get used to rolling that name off your tongue as the beloved fashion event has a new co-pilot in the airline (I promise that will be my last aviation-related nod to the partnership). “VAMFF” does have a certain ring to it though. At VAMFF’s

Adrian Bressanutti | The Winter Blossom | Autumn Winter 2014

Recently scientists regrew an extinct plant called Silene stenophylla. The seed of this delicate white flower  had been buried in Siberia for over 30,00o years during the Ice Age. I thought that was a lovely story. And it reminds me of Adrian Bressanutti‘s debut collection ‘The Winter Blossom’ which holds just-as-romantic notions aloft.

MSFW | Designer Runway 3 | 2013

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week‘s Designer Runway 3 was a case of extremes. On one hand we have Akira’s gently fluid shapes and prints and Yeojin Bae with restrained details (in a victorious return for her mainline collection; who knew neoprene could look so delicate?) This is balanced with the bold, as