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Breakfast with Bianca Spender

Over breakfast at the very Melbourne venue, The European, Sydney designer Bianca Spender explained her affinity for her appreciative southern neighbours. One that existed even before the opening of her first local boutique at Emporium earlier this year. “I love Melbourne in winter. The first collection I ever sold in my

Get Close to VAMFF 2015

The next Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is beckoning us to “get close” both via technology and real life means. You’ll note that in the festival’s contemporary 2015 campaign, revealed in full last night, a trio of models are pressed against glass while wearing some of the flagship Australian designer

Runway 4 | Melbourne Fashion Festival | 2014

Runway 4 VAMFF 2014

Sweet wardrobe dreams are made of this. After watching the contemporary Runway 4 at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival I now want to shimmy in YB J’Amie by Yeojin Bae‘s tasselled hemlines, wrap up in one of Bianca Spender or Michael Lo Sordo’s long-line overcoats and slip into Ginger

L’Oreal Paris Runway 2 at LMFF 2013

“I think when you put something out in the universe – I don’t know what it is with my life – it tends to happen.” So before Camilla Franks retires to a vineyard “in Europe somewhere” what is she wishing on a star for? It seems the designer’s lifelong dream

LMFF 2013 Opening event with David Jones

Reigning queen of prints and ‘It’ girl of the fashion design world, it’s a pleasure to discover Mary Katrantzou is just really damn lovely. From the minute you meet her she’s all smiles and openness  and I get the sense she was genuinely happy to visit our faraway fashion capital of

LMFF: Runway 2

Following a mini-lazer light show (ooh, look at the pretty lights) Bianca Spender opened Runway 2 at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival with a pairing of neon yellow and navy. Seemingly everyone’s favourite Yeojin Bae was even more pared back than usual, relying on asymmetry and a fire-engine red for interest. I adored the

MSFW: Spring Racewear Preview

Lovely ladies Megan Gale, Samantha Harris and a dashing Heath Townsend presented the trends for the forthcoming Spring Racing season 2011 yesterday for David Jones. Labels on display include Bianca Spender, Camilla & Marc, Carla Zampatti, Collette Dinnigan, George Gross & Harry Who, Ginger & Smart, Josh Goot, Lisa Ho,

LMFF 2011: Runway 3

LMFF continued this week with L’Oréal Paris Runway 3, featuring Arthur Galan AG, Bianca Spender, Camilla and Marc, Carl Kapp, Flannel, LIFEwithBIRD, Lisa Ho and Yeojin Bae. The third show continued the stellar designer line-up at LMFF so far this week, offering a beautiful selection of pieces to cover all

A Long White Winter: David Jones A/W 2010

It  began with a dramatic crack of thunder and a real sheet of rain tumbling down. Bianca Spender and her mother Carla Zampatti opened David Jones‘ Autumn Winter parade for 2010; their first collections with the department store. Spender presented puffed shoulders in bronze silk, while Zampatti paired bold red

30 Days of Fashion & Beauty

30 Days of Fashion and Beauty launched in Melbourne on Tuesday evening at the Press Club; heralding the start of their month long calender of events. Natalie Bassingthwaite (wearing a Bianca Spender dress) performed a trio of her songs at the launch, which brings together 14 ACP magazine titles with