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Melbourne Fashion Festival
I hear there's a great party about to happen in Melbourne soon..... It begins at the start of March – March 8th to be exact, continuing until the 15th and probably for the rest of the month if you're a) a designer about to debut on the exciting festival runway or b) have scored tickets to all the best seats and simply decided to take a month long sabbatical to indulge in some eye candy.

I'm talking about the L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival of course. A title synonymous with stylish sartorialists frantically zipping around town with street photographers trailing in tow and the equally hectic pace of emerging designers, organising their collections to be debuted on the runway alongside their established peers. Fashion might be seen as being about appearances and the newest trends, but at the heart of the program is the desire to connect and inspire you with design and its designers - you, as in the consumers and retailers who keep Australian fashion alive. Arguably this is an ambitious undertaking but in aid of this, the festival incorporates a culturally rich program aimed to enhance and enrich its already state-of-the art production shows with industry seminars and forums, beauty workshops, art exhibitions, screenings, live entertainment and more.

Here at Artisan we're not jealous of the people that fall into category B. Not at all that you'll get to experience firsthand Dion Lee's amazing sculptural pieces, or be privy to the graduate showcase handpicked for their originality, creativity and craftsmanship from across the nation. Jealousy aside, if you're like us and not able to make all (or any) of the runway shows this year, then consider visiting a free exhibition, dropping in on the insightful conversations that will be panelled at the industry forums or simply head to any of the fashion workshops being held at QV and various retail locations throughout March.

We've handpicked a fraction of the creative endeavours listed in the cultural program to get the ball rolling for you. For more information, please visit L'Oréal Fashion Festival


The Front Row is an exhibition of dresses worn, unstitched, transformed and worn again by LMFF festival guests, demonstrating a unique approach to sustainable fashion. Curated by Georgia McCorkill, the designer will dress participants in her elegant handcrafted garments that employ principles of design for sustainability, namely repair, up-cycling and reconstruction. The dresses in their varying stages of assembly will be exhibited in an open studio from which the designer works for the duration of the festival.

This is a FREE exhibition that will run throughout the festival program, for more information please visit redcarpetproject

Ex[ie]perimental Collective is a exhibition that unites five of Melbourne’s newest conceptual fashion designers. The focus of this collective is to emphasise the importance of clothing and its potential for innovation through research and process, creating meaningful and wearable artefacts. These designers create dynamic fusions of techniques and construction. Works will showcase an array of textural elements and methodologies, such as three-dimensional garment construction, intricate sculptured leather moulding, digital printing, collage and fluff!

Located at the Von Haus Building, this is a FREE exhibition that runs from March 22 - 28. For more information please visit christina-exie

Fashion Loves Art Loves Fashion showcases the correlation and coupling that occurs between art and fashion, featuring collaborations from: John Nicholson and Josh Goot / Scanlan and Theodore and Nan Goldin / Rittenhouse and Lucas Grogan / Rittenhouse and Gemma Smith / Romance was Born and Del Kathryn Barton.

Fashion Loves Art Loves Fashion is showing at Sophie Gannon Gallery from March 6 - 17. This is a FREE exhibition, for more information please visit Sophie Gannon Gallery


CLICK! Fashion Photographers on Film looks at iconic fashion photographers David Bailey, Cecil Beaton and Bill Cunningham and the world of these image makers. Curated by James Nolen, these documentaries are being screened at ACMI in Federation Square.

For more information on tickets and session times, please visit ACMI


The Social Studio is a dynamic fashion label in Collingwood, celebrating the unique style and skills of new and emerging migrant communities in Melbourne. During this exhibition, the studio will open its doors to showcase fashion, jewellery and adornment from diverse multicultural designers in Melbourne. You are also invited to visit the Penthouse Mouse showroom to see a truly memorable fashion parade and to meet designers from The Social Studio.

For ticket information please visit The Social Studio


For the knowledge hungry - the new Textile and Fashion Hub in Richmond will open its doors for one day to the public, unveiling a space for SMEs to access resources, knowledge, leading edge equipment, capital and experience, located in an environment for design driven entrepreneurs to thrive, learn, connect and collaborate through a state of the art sampling production and innovative design network. The Hub showcases cutting edge digital printing, body scanning and knitting machinery, together with seminars and workshops on the latest innovations in design, sustainability and technology.

The Textile and Fashion Hub is a collaboration between AusIndustry, the Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia and Kangan Institute, and is located at Kangan Institute in Cremorne Street, Richmond.

This is a FREE exhibition - RSVP is essential. For more information please visit The Textile and Fasion Hub