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MSFW | Designer Runway 4 | 2013

A local spirit came out to play at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week’s final Designer Runway show for 2013. Things to make us smile when we see Melburnians wearing them around town this season; Honor Among Thieves’ simple logo and pineapple sweaters, Gorman and Kuwaii’s simplified sketchy prints, Carly Hunter’s ode

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

MSFW | Designer Runway 2 | 2013

The second designer runway at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2013 made a strong argument that every day is worth dressing up for. Newly added to my too-many-clothes-not-enough-lifetimes list are Livia Arena’s punched-out pants, Neo Dia’s green-tinged moto-jacket and a YB J’Aime cape (always say ‘yes’ to capes). I may not

MSFW | The Men’s Collections | 2013

Yesterday lucky gents enjoyed an entire day devoted to menswear as Melbourne Spring Fashion Week temporarily became MSFW Mr. This Spring, savvy hommes should add something vaguely 1950’s inspired, something quirky and a little touch of leather to their ensembles. A daring suit – for weddings, races, anything – never

MSFW | Racewear | David Jones

Be forewarned; in an instant the roses will be in bloom, horses will be on the track and we will be donning fine fancies atop our coiffed heads while sipping champagne on green lawns. The Spring Racing Carnival is imminent. And if David Jones‘ racewear showcase at the Melbourne Spring

MSFW | Student Runway 1 | 2013

As per tradition, our fashion future took to the catwalk last night at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. The first half of the student showcase was devoted to graduates of the prestigious RMIT fashion school. The runway presented an array of experimental ideas including illumination, hulking silhouettes, delicate butterfly wing prints,

MSFW | Backstage Beauty | Designer Runway 1

Here’s a little taste of the buzz backstage and the hours of work that go into making the models (even more) beautiful for a catwalk show. As we slipped behind the scenes into MSFW‘s makeshift salon, I noted the be-wigged hair look for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week’s Designer Runway 1

MSFW | Designer Runway 1 | 2013

Theatre. That’s the term that sums up the opening designer runway at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week for 2013. From the doll-like musicians that tunefully accompanied each designer showing, to Richard Nylon’s finale of glow-in-the-dark, head-in-the-clouds, can’t-even-call- them-millinery creations, MSFW this year kicked off with the very best kind of drama.

Behind the Scenes | Fred Hates Fashion | MSFW 2013

For someone who hates fashion Fred sure puts on a spirited runway show. The independent film and fashion show made its debut at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week last night and backstage the vibe was pretty much as you’d imagine a catwalk straight out of a cliched movie scene to be.

Olivia Palermo | Icons of Style 2013 |

I must admit, socialite, subject of an entire style website and soon to be Miss Vogue Australia model, Olivia Palermo was unknown to me until her elfin face began popping up amid fashion week street style pages. Her socialite upbringing and “reality” television history are only vaguely referenced these days, as