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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

Noir Desire Boutique

Lush new boutique Noir Desire has popped up recently in Prahran and is well worth a look, even if only to rest your feet at the halfway point of shopping mecca, Chapel Street. Owners Shweta and Sanjeev Arora drew the inspiration for their store and stock from the alluring glamour

Award-winning new designer Eva Huynh

Although the economy may be glum, the fashion scene refuses to be ensconced in this bleak atmosphere.  We’ve dubbed ourselves ‘Recessionistas’, sewing has become chic as we’ve snipped our ’08 maxis into must have minis, and we’ve diligently scoured op-shops trying to channel retro grunge, aka Agnes Deyn.  Now we

Our Society, the Environment and Fashion

Delve deep into the ethics of fashion on Wednesday night, where a panel of experts will explore the question: “What are some of the social and environmental improvements that can be made in the world of fashion?” Featuring the impressive brainpower of: Emer Diviney: The Research & Policy Coordinator 

Metamorphosis Student Showcase at LMFF

Runways that celebrate the next crop of emerging designers are usually interesting. We always hope to the contrary, however, due to the commercial realities of the fashion industry, final year projects may be among the last collections that these young creatives have full control over and can be somewhat free

When Fashion & Art collide

The fashion world is a bit of a floozy. It always likes to indulge in flirtations with other creative fields like music, performance and, especially, art. There’s a few arty exhibitions coming up that may whet any fashionistas appetite for a deeper aesthetic than weekend window shopping may bring; Photographer

Fashion and Film Premiere

Like everyone else in the world during December, Fashion Revealed threw a Christmas Party for its faithful followers throughout the year. However, Fashion Revealed wasn’t the usual free VB cans and party pies affair. It was a classy night at The Atrium in Federation Square with champagne on offer and

5 Minutes With Sarah Schofield

After a whirlwind Spring Racing carnival, RMIT Fashion Student and Myer Fashions on the Field winner Miss Sarah Schofield agreed to have a quick chat with me about this years’ carnival hits, misses, and what inspired her winning outfit. Who designed your outfits for this years Spring Racing Carnival? I

Cafe Society Photographic Awards 2008

The judging of the 9th Annual Sanpellegrino Café Society Exhibition took place in Persimmon restaurant at the National Gallery of Victoria recently. The idea behind the project is for cafes from around Melbourne to work with final year RMIT photography students to, this year, come up with an image that

Recreate 2008 group collection parade

Recreate 08 set out to achieve a number of things; raise money for the Salvos, showcase some of the hottest up and coming designers and show some fashion loving people a great night. It did it all! Recreate 08 was held last Tuesday night at the beautiful venue of Ormond