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Callout – Spirit of the Black Dress

One of the true highlights from Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2009 was the Spirit of the Black Dress exhibition. I’m pleased to say the event will return on-schedule for the Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, opening on March 12th 2010 at Georges On Collins. Right now, the organisers are calling on

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #19

If you didn’t get along to Trimapee’s Damaged Disposition MSFW show you may have missed their collaboration with Nelson beer. The design duo, Peter Strateas and Mario-Luca Carlucci, have created a coat of arms featuring design elements like button, zips and braiding to grace limited edition labels on Nelson bottles.

Fashion at Altitude at Melbourne’s GPO

I confess I was on double duty at the Fashion at Altitude parades last week; both checking it all out in my capacity as editor of StyleMelbourne and also slipping into my role as community manager (basically in charge of writing/running their snazzy new website) for Melbourne’s GPO. So I

The Naked Truth

The Order of Melbourne transformed to host ‘The Naked Truth’ for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. The provocative name of the event, instantly invited a number of connotations – some that turned out to be more literal than others. While every participant was indeed clothed, the show attempted to strip away

Designer Series 4

Melbourne’s crop of cult fashion culture came together in MSFW’s Designer Series 4 on Friday night, with a showcase of all sorts of quirkiness, which we’ve come to expect from these avant-garde designers. Our spring/summer season ahead seems to be full of seamless designs, light, jersey fabrics, ankle-bearing tailored pants,


The best things in Melbourne are often found by wandering off the beaten track, into the maze of fantastic, sometimes chaotic laneways and alleys. It is here, down Little Collins St and past the bustling cafes of Block Place that one of the city’s hidden gems was launched into the

Alexi Freeman Spring Summer Launch

We’ve followed Alexi Freeman‘s collections for years now, even before StyleMelbourne was born. I know I have said it before, but Alexi’s creations continue to impress me further each season. On Wednesday evening Alexi’s Spring/Summer line filled the upper level of Comme and fans of the designer turned out en

Myer Spring/Summer 2009 Parade

The Womens Designer Fashion Department at Myer Melbourne was transformed into a white runway on Tuesday afternoon, with brightly coloured images of the one and only Jennifer Hawkins beaming down upon it for the launch of their Spring /Summer 2009 Collections.Guests were treated to espresso and chocolates as we settled

Spirit of the Black Dress

The Spirit of the Black Dress opening gala kicked off this evening, attracting a beautiful crowd to match the beautiful and innovative takes on the wardrobe essential – aka the ‘Black Dress’. Georges on Collins provided a stylish space for fashion and textile designers’ individual interpretation of what constitutes an

Pandora’s Wonderland Spring Fashion & Racing Carnival Party

Step  into Pandora’s Wonderland and find glorious designer labels on parade including K.B.A.D by Karin Bochnik Altman, Kuwaii, White Sands, Agua Bendita from Brazil, Natalie Begg, Hopeless Hotel (pictured), Joe Black the Tailor and millinery by Marilena Romeo. As part of MSFW, the show covers you from head to toe