Melbourne Fashion Week is about a lot more than just runway shows. Yes, fashion shows are the essential essence of it, but there’s a lot more going on beyond the runway. If you’re wanting to try something a little different during fashion week, here’s a rundown of the best events to attend.
a selection of works from its graduating students. This is the perfect event to go to, to suss out some of the up-and-coming designers. If you want to explore more than just clothes, the ‘’ will be showcasing artists across design, jewellery wear, performance, sound, floristry and illustration.
Amongst all the runway shows and exhibitions, there are also a few documentary screenings. will be screening the best fashion films from 2017. ’ offers an ‘insight into the life, mind and creative heart of a fashion designer’, Dries Van Noten, who for the first time has let a filmmaker document his creative life and process. ‘’ showcases an intimate portrayal of the life and work of one of industries most influential designer. Or if you want to gain some insight into the complexities of the modern fashion system, .
In collaboration with i-D, . If you’re not into fashion and just want to squeeze in a boogie after work, this is the place to head. They will have a curated line-up of DJs on the decks every day, pre and post show, at the Melbourne Town Hall forecourt. It’s guaranteed to bring you the good vibes.
Want to learn more about what tomorrow holds for the industry? Say no more. MFW brings you ‘Dialogues in Ethical Fashion’, an inspiring and informative about how to ensure your practice is ethical and sustainable, and ‘ about fashion options, opportunities, minefields, consumer trends and success.
If getting your hands dirty is more your thing, there are also a few workshops you can attend. takes you through the process of translating ideas from paint to print. Additionally, in a tribute to Schiaparelli, you can do a fun and learn how to make surrealist headpieces.