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Spring Racing Carnival 2014

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

Backstage | Fred Hates Fashion | MSFW 2014

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I slipped backstage to show you another side of Fred Hates Fashion – the first of many Melbourne Spring Fashion Week events this week. The underground (in spirit, if not always in reality) catwalk show is set against a backdrop of artistic fashion films (watch several below, more to come

This must be Underwater Love

Tettmann.Doust - Melbourne Fashion Label

The seaweed is always greener, In somebody else’s lake, You dream about going up there, But that is a big mistake, Just look at the world around you, Right here on the ocean floor, Such wonderful things surround you, What more is you lookin’ for? – Horatio Thelonius Ignatius Crustaceus

Fashion on Film | MSFW 2014

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Did you hear Gucci, Chanel and even Rhianna will be at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week this year? At least their 2D versions will be present, as ACMI unveils the schedule for their immersive, evocative and inspirational “Fashion on Film” series once again. The line-up includes ‘The Director: An Evolution in Three

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014

MSFW 2014

Like florists persuading blooms accustomed to warmer climes into an early performance for the launch announcement, the 2014 faces of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week also bravely slipped into unseasonable outfits while the city’s tempestuous nature still gave a Wintry bite. Headlining the trio is ever-smiling Ashley Hart as fashion week’s

Gabrielle Brown | Graduate Fashion Designer of 2014

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RMIT graduate fashion designer Gabrielle Brown has been announced as 2014’s winner out of the dozen finalists in the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s National Graduate Showcase supported by Target. Her collection ‘Kinesis’ juxtaposes grass-roots craftmanship like pin tucking and cording with the high-technology of 3D printed rubber. A collaboration

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014

Alice McCall MBFWA

This week I’ll be condensing some of the highlight MBFWA catwalk presentations down into bite-sized pieces for New York based publication The Fashion Spot. So if you’re sans time or trying to see the runways incognito from your desk, tune in here. The show list will be updated as we

National Graduate Showcase | Melbourne Fashion Festival | 2014

Gabrielle Brown at the National Graduate Showcase VAMFF 2014. Photography by Scott Gick for StyleMelbourne.

From enormous teddy bears to optical illusions to kinetic movement to mementos; inspirations for the collections included in the National Graduate Showcase at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival are always vast and varied. Fashion design graduates Juliette Booth, Gabrielle Brown, Chin Hau Tay, Tan Thanh Trieu, Victoria Thaniotis, Yan Wang,