Melbourne Fashion Week 2023

23 - 29 OCTOBER 2023

Melbourne Fashion Week 2023

23 – 29
OCT 2023


Major Partners

  • Creative Victoria

    The Victorian Government through Creative Victoria is proud to support Melbourne Fashion Week as presenting partner for M/FW Conversations and Fashion Capsule exhibition. These two programs provide a platform for Victoria’s designers and industry talent to share their insights and showcase their creativity. Creative Victoria is dedicated to championing, growing and supporting Victoria’s creative industries including investing in ideas, talent, organisations, events and projects that make Victoria a creative state.

    Creative Victoria
  • Collarts

    Collarts is an independent tertiary education provider, offering degrees and diplomas in the creative arts, including Fashion & Sustainability, Fashion Marketing, Photography, Event Management and more. Committed to industry connection, agility, and cultural relevance, students are mentored to seize a sustainable career with practical experience. As a major partner of M/FW, Collarts will be presenting the Underground Runway, running workshops on sustainable fashion, and giving volunteer opportunities to students. Fashion at Collarts is purpose-driven, emphasising the importance of an ethical fashion future.


Event Partners

  • 101 Collins Street

    101 Collins Street is Melbourne’s pre-eminent commercial building located in the Paris-end of Collins Street.
    Buildings should be more than a place to work. They should support, connect, and inspire its community. This belief is how 101 Collins sets the benchmark for workplaces in Australia.
    Peerless in its location, design and execution, 101 Collins Street is more than an iconic Melbourne landmark. It is a place where influential businesses exchange exceptional ideas, where art stirs creativity and where potential is nurtured and redefined.

    101 Collins Street
  • 120 Collins Street

    Investa is proud to be hosting a show for Melbourne Fashion Week at their premier 120 Collins Street address. Set in the sky with breath taking views of Melbourne city, the runway will showcase nine major and up and coming brands, including Oroton, Arnsdorf, Blanca Studios and more. The collaboration will include performance art and an immersive runway experience. Investa is a real estate investment manager, developer and industry innovator managing over $16 billion property assets across Australia.

    120 Collins Street
  • American Express

    American Express is excited to be partnering with M/FW again, alongside Vogue Australia. American Express is a long standing supporter of the fashion and retail industry, celebrating the diversity and richness of the Australian fashion landscape through initiatives like Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night Out. On Thursday 26 October, VAEFNO will transform Melbourne’s CBD into a spectacular hub of fashion and entertainment with exciting giveaways, special shopping offers and more.

    American Express
  • China Southern Airlines

    China Southern Airlines Co., Ltd. is directly affiliated with China Southern Air Holding Company Ltd., specialising in air transportation services. Since 2010, China Southern Airlines has made Australia one of its most important overseas markets, investing heavily in the “CANTON ROUTE”. During the peak season, there are 140 flights between China and Australia per week, sparking a boom in Chinese tourists and international students to visit or study in Australia. China Southern Airlines is proud to partner with Melbourne Fashion Week. China Southern Airlines looks forward to meeting all designers, stylists, journalists and visitors from Melbourne and the world in this wonderful event.

    China Southern Airlines
  • Dann Event Hire

    Market leaders in providing design-led, innovative event hire solutions. We are creative risk takers, daring and imaginative, continuously pushing the boundaries of conventional thinking in every aspect of our work, pioneering new paths, and staying at the forefront of industry trends.

    Dann Event Hire
  • Emporium Melbourne

    Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia.
    But if you live in Melbourne, you knew that already.
    Because this is the crowd we all want to be part of.
    The clique that everyone wants to hang with.
    The party that unites the best in style,
    culture and community.
    So let’s celebrate it.
    In a space that brings Melbourne together.
    So, are you ready to set foot inside?
    Emporium. The House of Melbourne.

    Emporium Melbourne
  • Lightspeed

    Lightspeed is the unified POS and payments platform powering the world’s best businesses in over 100 countries across 168,000. Lightspeed works with retailers including Camilla, búl, Guess, Jimmy Choo and Rebecca Vallance. With timesaving tools and integrations, performance-boosting insights and personalised expert support, Lightspeed helps ambitious retail entrepreneurs focus on what matters so they can keep staff happy, provide the best customer experience and become the go-to destination in the fashion space.

  • Marriott Bonvoy

    Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s award-winning travel program and marketplace, gives members access to transformative, eye-opening experiences around the corner and across the globe. Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 31 extraordinary brands offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations. With a range of Marriott Bonvoy brands in Melbourne, Marriott Bonvoy is excited to partner with Melbourne Fashion Week to celebrate the creativity and talent behind Melbourne’s fashion industry and support Melbourne city as Australia’s leading fashion and retail capital.

    Marriott Bonvoy
  • Mitchelton Wines

    Mitchelton Estate is a must visit winery and tourism destination just 90 minutes north of Melbourne, yet a world away from the city.
    Explore the estate at your own pace, indulge in a luxurious stay at the hotel, enjoy award-winning wines in The Cellar Door, or simply take in the breathtaking panoramic views from the iconic Ashton Tower. The Muse Restaurant is open daily, serving modern farmhouse cuisine overlooking the banks of the Goulbourn River or take a guided tour of Australia’s largest operating underground cellar and visit the stunning Gallery of Aboriginal Art – the works on display are representative of over 15 different art centres and communities. With a unique and idyllic location Mitchelton Estate is the perfect setting your next memorable moment.

    Mitchelton Wines
  • Midas Shoes

    Bold, luxurious and effortlessly on-trend, Midas is a way of life that combines comfort with put-together style. From the runway to city streets, our quality designs bring fun and fashion to women’s wardrobes. As a proud supporter of Australian fashion, we’re excited to be the Official Shoe Partner of M/FW 2023.

    Midas Shoes
  • Ora

    Introducing the GWM Ora: Where Elegance Meets Innovation. We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Melbourne Fashion Week 2023 as the official automotive sponsor. Just like the avant-garde designs showcased on the runway, the GWM Ora embodies cutting-edge style and technology. As a symbol of modern luxury, our collaboration with Melbourne Fashion Week perfectly aligns with our commitment to redefining automotive excellence. Stay tuned for an exclusive fusion of automotive artistry and fashion finesse, as we drive forward together into a future of sophistication and creativity. Experience the GWM Ora – where art, fashion, and innovation unite.

  • QV Melbourne

    If there’s a place that could truly define the atmos of a city it’s QV Melbourne. A labyrinth of hidden laneways mirroring the city’s urban design, QV delivers an exciting expression in fashion, food and entertainment. Visit Albert Coates Lane for iconic international brands and Australian designers.
    Soak up the local dining culture in bustling Artemis Lane or get your game on with billiards, karaoke, bowling and more.

    QV Melbourne
  • Redken Australia & New Zealand

    Redken Australia and New Zealand is a professional hair colour and haircare brand dedicated to creating ground-breaking products which perform as they say they will. Redken is powered by science and prescribed by pros, inspiring professional education and promoting unparalleled creativity for stylists alike.
    Redken is partnering with M/FW to style the hair looks for the runway. The incredible styling crew is a curation of talented stylists from Redken salons all over Australia and New Zealand.

    Redken Australia & New Zealand
  • Revamp Professional Hair

    Revamp Professional Hair shines as the exclusive major hair styling tool sponsor of Melbourne Fashion Week, infusing avant-garde creativity into every runway moment. Their expert hair tools craft visionary styles that harmonize with designers’ fashion, elevating each ensemble to ethereal heights. Revamp’s revolutionary products, wielded backstage, sculpt hair into breath-taking sculptures that echo the event’s ethos. This collaboration sparks a symphony of innovation and elegance, seamlessly aligning hair trends with high fashion. Revamp’s transformative touch, inspiring a fusion of beauty and style that leaves an indelible mark on the fashion world and captures the essence of Melbourne’s famous event.

    Revamp Professional Hair
  • Wesley Place

    Wesley Place is a transformative commercial precinct and a new cultural landmark for Melbourne. Seamlessly merging business and lifestyle, the precinct includes three office towers connected by an urban park – one of just four green places in Melbourne’s CBD that are open to the community. Wesley Place is also home to some of the city’s most important ecclesiastical buildings like Wesley Church, one of Melbourne’s finest and earliest examples of Gothic Revival Architecture. The precinct’s historical buildings include the Manse, the School House, the Caretaker’s Cottage and Nicholas Hall.

    Wesley Place

Venue Partners

  • Collins Place

    Collins Place, a destination precinct within Melbourne’s vibrant cityscape, is delighted to once again partner with Melbourne Fashion Week, exhibiting iconic archived looks within an iconic destination. At the Paris-end of Collins Street, this precinct is the place to meet and enjoy the best of Melbourne. With a sophisticated blend of office with retail, dining and cinema, Collins Place is one of the city’s favourite attractions and destinations within an easy walking distance from public transport and the city’s lush gardens. We invite fashion enthusiasts to experience the carefully curated pieces from the M/FW Fashion Capsule, celebrating Australia’s rich fashion culture in the fashion capital. This M/FW collection must not be missed, indulge and enjoy in the surrounds of Melbourne’s iconic precinct, Collins Place.

    Collins Place
  • Collins Square

    Collins Square by Walker is proud to be partnering with Melbourne Fashion Week again, providing a premier space to key event programming. Located at the New York end of Collins Street, Collins Square, by Walker is a vibrant, award winning commercial and retail precinct; it’s within these spaces the partnership will help showcase some of Melbourne’s best fashion creatives.

    Collins Square
  • The Big Group

    The Commons Collective is a collection of historic buildings dotted on St Kilda Road, standing beautiful and unassuming, passers-by oblivious to the epic celebrations happening within the many spaces. With a history dating back to the 1890s, refurbished in the 1920s and more recently in 2017, the original Art Deco decor has been flawlessly preserved, capturing the vibe of refined nostalgia.

    The Big Group
  • THE LUME Melbourne

    Connection brings together First Peoples’ art, music and culture in a breathtaking experience. Featuring over 650 artworks from more than 110 visual and musical artists, Connection the largest experience of First Peoples’ art ever assembled. Developed in curatorial collaboration with the National Museum of Australia, Connection is a ground-breaking showcase that fuses the world’s oldest culture with the most cutting-edge technology.

    Spanning 3,000 square metres of immersive gallery space, with projections four storeys high, visitors are invited to step inside the works of Australia’s most celebrated established and emerging First Nations artists come to life through an emotional soundtrack.

    THE LUME Melbourne
  • Global Creatures

    Moulin Rouge! The Musical has returned to the Regent Theatre for a strictly limited season. Enter a world of splendour and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular…Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical. WINNER OF 10 TONY AWARDS® including Best Musical, Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza featuring over 70 songs including everyone’s favourite Lady Marmalade, there are also thrilling new additions such as Chandelier, Single Ladies and Firework. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and — above all — Love.

    © 2023 Global Creatures. Moulin Rouge® is a registered trademark of Moulin Rouge.

    Global Creatures
  • Rialto

    Rialto is an iconic premium grade fifty-five floor office tower and retail precinct in the heart of Melbourne CBD’s midtown. Rialto features world-class amenity, dining, retail, and unique experiences for those who work with as much passion as they live. An unrivalled address for first-class businesses, Rialto is proudly owned by Dexus and Grollo Group.

  • STH BNK By Beulah

    ​BETA By STH BNK is a revolutionary testing area to explore the future of retail space, programming and new business models. It is designed to give Melburnians a feel for what can be expected as part of Beulah’s transformative and visionary mini-metropolis, STH BNK By Beulah. We are delighted to collaborate with M/FW, a reputable supporter of emerging, independent, and established designers and brands, driving increased footfall, retail sales, and direct economic growth for city businesses.

    STH BNK By Beulah

Media Partners

  • Broadsheet

    Launched in 2009 and still 100% independent, Broadsheet remains Australia’s go-to culture guide. It’s designed for people who like to be connected with culture in their ever-changing cities.

    Across Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and New Zealand, Broadsheet covers Australia’s world-class hospitality businesses and wonderful people that make them tick. Whether it’s popular openings or hidden gems, must-see galleries or unmissable events, Broadsheet is there – and the readers soon follow.

    But it’s not just a website. Broadsheet is also a print paper, a newsletter, a membership program, an app, a pop-up restaurant, a podcast and so much more.

  • Fashion Journal

    Since launching in 1991, Fashion Journal has gained a reputation as one of Australia’s leading independent fashion titles. It’s earned a large and engaged community of Australian readers who expect more from fashion media, using its digital and social platforms to champion emerging talent and highlight diverse voices. Like-minded readers are connected across pillars of fashion, lifestyle, health, beauty and music, delivered with personality, insight and perspective that goes beyond just covering the news cycle. Fashion Journal is a magazine for people like you.

    Fashion Journal
  • Vogue Australia

    M/FW Media Partner Vogue Australia is a renowned leader in fashion, style and beauty across both its glossy print magazine and online presence. Helmed by newly appointed Editor-in-Chief Christine Centenera, Vogue delivers a consistently engaging online experience by combining Vogue’s editorial authority with the latest digital technology and innovations. The site provides comprehensive runway coverage of all major fashion shows, authoritative insights into seasonal trends, the latest fashion, social and celebrity news, and lively, informed takes on pop culture.

    Vogue Australia