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Red Carpet Runway at LMFF 2013

If it wasn’t the best show I’d seen in my decade of covering the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, it came damn close. Bridal “fashion” shows are something I’d usually only recommend for the High Street, Armadale set. Yet LMFF’s Red Carpet Runway was world class in production; all the way

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

L’Oreal Paris Runway 1 at LMFF 2013

Kit Willow explains her latest collection “Dream Possession” recently presented on the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival catwalk “endeavours to capture the reality of a dream through a play on transparency and the reinterpretation of lingerie as outerwear.” For the lay reader this means visible nods to corsetry and airy sheaths

Ballet & Fashion

“Both ballet and fashion are art in motion, given life by the human form” contends Vogue editor-in-chief Edwina McCann. The magazine plays its role in the latest National Gallery of Victoria x The Australian Ballet exhibition; Ballet & Fashion. From classic dance styles to avant-garde costumes of the past three decades, the

Alexi Freeman: Ballet, palm trees & an approaching Summer

Though dusty tutus and frayed spandex may testify to the contrary, ballet is no stranger to high fashion. Chanel, Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, Akira Isogawa and Christian Lacroix have all turned their hand to costumes for the stage over the past century. Richard Nylon and Toni Maticevski designed headpieces and costumes

‘Chain Mail: True Self’ art x fashion exhibition

Finally chain mail is being used for something useful other than scaring 9 year old children and scamming nannas out of their pocket money. For the ‘Chain Mail: True Self‘ exhibition various artists and fashion designers were sent blank canvases via the post (in ode to the GPO’s origins) which

LMFF Opening Runway by David Jones

Surrounded by fireworks and a New York style block party, a repeat performance of David Jones’ (sans Miranda Kerr) Autumn Winter launch show jump-started the official festival week. Easton Pearson and Ginger and Smart flew the flag for vibrant colour; the former with graphic embroidery and the latter returning to

Hey Hey, it’s Miss J.

No, you’re not having Melbourne Spring Fashion Week-induced hallucinations. You may very well have spotted America’s Next Top Model judge J. Alexander around Melbourne lately. The Parisian-based catwalk coach was visiting town as an ambassador for Fruche. I’ve spied him at Caulfield’s Spring Racing Carnival launch (Woodford & Co’s Classic Style Award entry

Dressed Best with Stevie Dance

This Thursday 25th August from 12.30pm, international stylist (and ex-Russh magazine editor) Stevie Dance will come to Level 1 of Melbourne’s GPO for a special one-day-only ‘Dressed Best’ event. As MGPO’s new fashion ambassador, Stevie will be showcasing Spring Summer looks that she has styled; incorporating pieces from labels including Willow,

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #41

Regular readers have probably noticed that I’m a fan of the hyper-local luxe-yet-ethical clothing label Bento by Samantha Hardman. I can’t wait to show you their Spring Summer 2011/12 collection, but in the meantime Bento is celebrating their launch at online shopping destination The Grand Social.  They’ve generously offered an