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Spring Racing Carnival 2014

The Eternal Headonist | Now Open

Love Lotus. The Eternal Headonist

“Hats will change the way you think about yourself, they will change the way other people see you. You need courage to wear a hat nowadays because hats are a commitment. People will look at you – they’ve got eyes – and when they look at you with a hat

Jenkins & Jane | Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014

Jenkins & Jane by Christos Pavlidis at MSFW 2014

Fashion week overload? Think of this MSFW show by new label Jenkins & Jane as soothing respite for your besieged peepers. Shot by Christos Pavlidis, the collection is all fluffy clouds,  faded sunsets and vast skies. Kim Jane’s photographic nature prints are given the fashion treatment by designer Carla Jenkins

Nixi Killick | Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014

Nixi Killick by Tanika MacKay for StyleMelbourne.com

For one night only, Finlay Lane could claim the mantle (from the paint-daubed icon that is Hosier) of being Melbourne’s most polychromatic alleyway. Fashion designer Nixi Killick was responsible, presenting an MSFW production of creatures that glowed in the dark (face it; they’d be luminous even in full sunlight). When

Emerging Runway 1 | Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014

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The first Emerging Runway at MSFW showcased the fledgling concepts of fashion students from the Box Hill Institute, Melbourne School of Fashion, Whitehouse Institute of Design and Kangan. Here are Carolyn West‘s photographs of the vivid event for StyleMelbourne.com. Jennifer Ho Frank Bonacci Rachel Mufale Rachael Opolion Harriet Doran Stefania

Emerging Runway 2 | Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014

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RMIT fashion students took to the catwalk at MSFW’s Emerging Runway as shot by photographer Carolyn West for StyleMelbourne.com. See if you can spot a recurring theme of ‘sleep’ in torn up bedsheets, deconstructed sofas, old-man-snoring nightcaps, a bevvy of Sleeping Beauties and even wearable tents (they must have worked

Runway 4 | Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014

Chorus at Runway 4 Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Photography by Liz Barnes for StyleMelbourne.com

As Melbourne Spring Fashion Week’s final finale for the season grows imminent, official face of MSFW – Ashley Hart – uses her (also official?) lips to have a quick chat. Of all the looks the New York based model has been styled in this week she has a clear winner, “I

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

Runway 2 | Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014

Neo Dia at MSFW 2014

As budding songstress Jezzabell Doran (you may have heard her work with Flume’s Sleepless) charmingly recited her own poetry,  Neo Dia‘s Summer 14/15 collection took to the MSFW runway featuring woven leather, painterly pink and the surprising addition of cork-board. Post-show I coaxed one half of the label, Gavin Lowes, to

Runway 1 | Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014

Jasongrech & Richard Nylon MSFW 2014

It has been a bit of tumultuous time for couture designer Jason Grech of late. When creating the current ‘Birds of Prey’ range he reveals “I was in a dark sort of place, it’s not my old, bright, cheery, collection.” In the designer’s own words the collection is “majestic, a

Diary | Wine & Fashion ‘Blend’ | MSFW

Yarrabank Wine & Matcho Suba Fashion at MSFW

Champagne is synonymous with fashion week darlinks! But usually what the in-crowd sips is an afterthought. At ‘Blend’ this Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, wine is the muse of the show. Six of Yering Station’s Yarrabank Wines have inspired outfits by fashion designer Matcho Suba (either pulled from his archives or