Fashion Week

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week opening gala 2016

Spring Fashion Week Opening Gala 2016

With pared back styling courtesy of Kate Gaskin, the clothes were left to speak for themselves – and that they did – with a fair dose of feathers, sequins, lace and tulle on display.

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week opens for 2016 | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

MSFW Opens for 2016

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week(MSFW) opened last night with Little Bourke Street in the CBD transformed into a catwalk.

Gucci Resort 2017 Collection shown at Westminster Abbey, June 2016

GUCCI Resort 2017

The audacious giddy complexity of it evokes Brittania, skinhead bovver boy, late 80s acid-house rave-wear and all the chic’s, from geek and nana to shabby.

Romance Was Born presented their Resort 17 collection at Carthona House in Sydney

Romance Was Born at MBFWA 2016

Romance Was Born designer duo, Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett, named Liberace among their muses for their 10th anniversary collection, called ‘Whispering Angel’.

MacGraw on the runway at MBFWA 2016 | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

MBFWA 2016 is here!

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) is in full swing and I thought I’d provide you with some collections that have stood out for me so far.

Blue and white floral Lady Petrova coat | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

What I wore to MSFW

I debuted this Lady Petrova coat at fashion week last year and made it onto a BUZZFEED article if you can believe it. I…

Lady Melbourne sits down with international model Ashley Hart | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Meet Ashley Hart

International model, gorgeous human, but more importantly Melburnite, Ashley Hart has been announced as this year’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) ambassador. I got to sit down with her post-launch yesterday to get her thoughts on all things MSFW, her beauty routine and her liking for vegemite on toast.

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What’s inside a fashion week gift bag?

Ah the gift bag, usually found under the hallowed seats of the first and second row, it can be a highlight of attending fashion week. They can also be a complete wasteful showcase of stuff you don’t need, filled with teeny, tiny samples that might be appropriate for, oh I don’t know, a smurf.

Nixi Killick Runway parade for VAMFF 2015

Nixi Killick Runway 2015

Nixi Killick had her runway debut in 2013 and since then she’s gone from strength to strength, with no less a cultural icon than Lady…

Virgin Australia Fashion Festival 2015

FASHION WEEK: #VAMFF 2015

It’s that time of year again: fashion week or Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Phew! I always like a peek behind the scenes and…

Australian born stylist Catherine Baba

FASHION WEEK | Catherine Baba in Melbourne for VAMFF

Do you have a fashion idol – someone who’s style, elegance and grace you’ve set as a daily inspirational benchmark?

For me, Australian born, Paris based stylist Catherine Baba is one such person, and so it’s with great anticipation I can announce that she’ll be in Melbourne for VAMFF!

Giambattista Valli Spring 2015 Couture

Giambattista Valli Spring 2015 Couture

Giambattista Valli showed his latest creations at the couture shows in January, and, when I finally got around to having a good look, it was impossible to resist being captivated by the collection’s sheer audacious glory.

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FASHION WEEK | Highlights of the #VAMFF Cultural Program

Last night the cultural program for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) launched and it’s jam packed full of unbelievable talent.

Here’s my pick of what will no doubt be a visual delight and easy on the hip-pocket to boot – many of the events are free!

The 'Phoebe' dress by Gwendolynne

The ‘Phoebe’ dress by Gwendolynne

A couple of months back, I blogged about how I was able to go behind the scenes at Gwendolynne and see the ‘Phoebe’ dress being made.

Well, last week she debuted on the runway at MSFW as part of Gwendolynne’s latest collection.

Runway 4 for MSFW 2014

#MSWF 2014 Runway 4

Friday night saw a host of Melbourne labels showcase their spring collections on the catwalk at Melbourne town hall. As usual having access to Lucas Dawson photography means that I’m able to give you a backstage glance at how it all happens, enjoy!

Backstage at Runway 3, MSFW 2014

#MSFW 2014 Runway 3, Backstage

Luckily for you guys, I’ve been given access to Lucas Dawson’s photography for the week, which means we’ll both get a good gander at just what goes on behind the scenes.

Michael Lo Sordo on the runway at #MSFW 2014

#MSFW Highlights

The opening night parade for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week had some catwalk ‘moments’ which is basically what you look for during the week.

Behold…

MSFW opening night parade in Melbourne, 2014

#MSFW 2014 Opening Night

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) kicked off last Friday with a spectacular parade that shut down a city street. Little Bourke Street was transformed into an urban garden complete with runway right down the middle of the road.

Phoenix Keating MBFWA 2014

Phoenix Keating at MBFWA 2014

La Diosa de Oro, meaning ‘Golden Goddess’ was the nickname for the first female bullfighter, Conchita Citron. Phoenix Keating’s collection draws from the garb of the Matador or ‘Traje De Luces’ in his collection presented yesterday at MBFWA 2014.

Gail Sorronda MBFWA 2014

Gail Sorronda at MBFWA 2014

Gail Sorronda kicked off the second day of the week with a collection inspired by none other than Disney’s The Little Mermaid. This was presented in subtle details and colours right through to actual digital prints of Arial herself

Vogue launches H&M in Melbourne 2014

Vogue presents H&M in Melbourne

Last week, Vogue presented their edit of some of the exclusive pieces that will be available for Australian customers only, when H&M opens its doors on April 5th.

Editor Edwina McCann was on hand to present the looks, along with Margareta van den Bosch, H&M’s global creative advisor with whom I was able to steal a couple of minutes for an exclusive chat.

River Island hits Australia on www.theiconic.com.au

River Island X The Iconic

A lot is happening in 2014 for Australian retail, with no less that three high street retailers hitting our shores- H&M, Uniqlo and in this instance, River Island.

Runway 7 for #VAMFF 2014

Runway 7 #VAMFF 2014

Designers featured in Runway 7 Presented by SHOP Til You Drop magazine were: ALICE MCCALL, BEC & BRIDGE, LIMEDROP, MACGRAW, NEVENKA, SECRET SOUTH and SHAKUHACHI.

TIFFANY & CO. NATIONAL DESIGNER AWARD 2014

TIFFANY & CO. NATIONAL DESIGNER AWARD

Now in is 18th year, the Tiffany & Co. National Designer Award supported by Harper’s BAZAAR announced the 2014 winner – congratulations STRATEAS.CARLUCCI. Talented finalists; búl, CHRISTINA EXIE, HARYONO SETIADI, Livia Arena, PAGEANT and STRATEAS.CARLUCCI were celebrated at an invitation only event this morning.

Hanging with What Would Karl Do at MSFW 2013

I always enjoy catching up with other bloggers at events, and last week I sat next to Jess from What Would Karl Do for the Designer Runway 4 parades. I’ve blogged about what I saw that night here, this little blog post is about what I wore and who I saw.

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MSFW 2013 Highlights

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week has come and gone for 2013 and I thought I would share with you some of the highlights I’ve seen for the week.

And there is a lot to see that’s for sure!

LMFF 2013 Day 5: What I Wore

I threw this outfit together really quickly because I was feeling lazy and almost didn’t make it out the front door. This was the situation: un-waxed legs which meant I couldn’t wear a skirt, unwashed hair which meant I couldn’t wear it out, needing to wear something that hasn’t already been worn this week because GOD FORBID you wear the same thing twice to fashion week.

LMFF 2013 Day One: Opening Parade

So last night was the opening show for the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival principally sponsored by David Jones. Last year I wrote about what a yawn fest it was, and this year was a slightly better offering in that the show was opened by one of the department stores latest international offerings, Mary Katrantzou.

LMFF 2013 Day 1: What I Wore

I popped into Fashiondacci just the other day to pick up some stuff to wear this week and pretty much this entire outfit is from the store.

I really love Kurt’s ability to source vintage items that are on trend and in keeping with international catwalks (the midi skirt for example) as well as just plain mad things like my fury bag that looks like a cat. I LOVE IT.

Spirit Of The Black Dress 2013

The Spirit Of The Black Dress is one of my favourite events on the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival calendar. I’ve been attending since it begun in 2009 and so I was sad to hear that this will be the last year of the event.

MSFW 2012 Highlights: RMIT parade

Ah the student graduate parade at fashion week: a highlight for so many. I think it’s the only parade where you will see whooping, clapping and cheers as models parade down the catwalk.

MSFW 2012 Highlights: Carly Hunter

I really enjoyed the Carly Hunter show last week at MSFW 2012. Mainly it was the gigantic, silver, arrow earrings that caught my eye but I also thought that the digital prints were done in a way that was not derivative like much of what I saw at Australian Fashion Week earlier in the year.

MSFW Day 2: What I Wore

Where else can you swan about in a silver, metallic jacket where no one bats an eyelid if not fashion week? I thought that this Lillie Rubin jacket (I blogged about it earlier in the year) would get a bit of a workout once MSFW rolled into town and last night was no exception.

MSFW 2012 Day 1

It’s sort of hard to believe that Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) has rolled around again- where has this year gone!

MBFWA: People

You catch up with old chums at fashion week, and meet wonderful new faces as well. Here’s a look…

MBFWA Day 4: What I Wore

I think this has been my favourite outfit so far this week here in Sydney. It was way too warm to wear it but what the hell- it’s only Australian fashion week once a year.

MBFWA Day 2 Parades

Here are a couple of the more interesting things that I saw yesterday on day two of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Sydney.

The Front Row Project

Just before LMFF started Melbourne based designer Georgia McCorkill got in contact with me to ask if I wanted to be part of The Front Row project that was running on the LMFF Cultural Program calendar.

Opening parade, LMFF 2012

So last night was the opening parade for L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival which was kind of exciting in that I got to meet some wonderful bloggers.

MSFW 2011 Day 2: Boutique

The theme of the parade for day two of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week was ’boutique’ meaning that some of Melbourne’s finest independant retailers got a chance to show their SS/11 collections.

MSFW 2011 Day 1 Parade: Gala

The theme of the parade on day one of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week was ‘gala,’ meaning there was supposed to be plenty of drama with sweeping gowns and luxury accessories.

Fashion Candy: Stepping out in Roxanna Zamani

So it’s day one of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) 2011 and as mentioned in my previous post, a whole heap of clothes arrived for me to wear this week and this Roxanna Zamani dress was one of the stand out pieces.

RAFW Outfit Day 3

It’s my first day of RAFW here in Sydney but it is actually day 3 of the official schedule hence the title of the blog post.

LMFF day IV: GPO Pret-a-Porter Winter 2011

Day four of LMFF saw me visit Melbourne’s GPO for the Pret-aPorter Winter 2011 Collections. The parade was held in the old Lexington Bar which is now a shell and unused(although not for long I’m told) and it was perfectly intimate for the showing.

I’ve not included every single designer featured but keeping in mind that this is a retail event, here are my picks of the most wearable and eye catching pieces.

LMFF Day III: What I’m wearing

I’ve bumped in the deeeeeelightful Cheryl at yesterday’s ‘E-tail Detail’ fashion forum at BMW Edge theatre, Federation Sq. I’m always so inspired but the…

LMFF day II: People

You can be assured that if there are bloggers about at fashion week there will in turn be a frenzy of photo taking. There were even photo’s of photos being taken. Tragic but quite normal I suppose for some of us. Behold.

LMFF: Runway 1 + 2

Day one of the official parades and there was plenty on display. I was truly impressed by what was presented as part of the Woolmark Designer award taken out this year by Song for the Mute. All photos courtesy of the official LMFF website.

LMFF Day 2: What I’m wearing

Well I’m off to day II of LMFF for 2011 and I thought I’d be a little more organised today and show you what I’ll be wearing. Stay tuned for hopefully plenty of photos of all of tonights people and parades!

LMFF 2011 kicks off

The official program tells us that Fashion Full Stop showcasing decades of Australian fashion was going to be “part runway, part rock concert and part theatrical spectacular.” It would be fair to say that although there was a ‘runway'(some might call it a stage) it was very much presented in the style of a rock concert and if you followed my tweets, reminded me of a Rock Eistedford a la 1999.