City Of Melbourne

Program

All Events

Fashion Capsule 3

  • Exhibition:
  • 28 AUG — 5 SEPT
A celebration of the unique design, creativity and artistry of Melbourne’s First Nations fashion scene

Fashion Capsule 6

  • Exhibition:
  • 28 Aug – 5 Sept
A snapshot of the hearts, minds, apps and virtual worlds from a collaboration of colourful designers who express feelings of joy and fun through their creations

Fashion Capsule 4

  • Exhibition:
  • 28 AUG — 5 SEPT
A whimsical collaboration between Melbourne's most-loved made-to-measure designers and milliners set to spark imagination and intrigue

Fashion Capsule 5

  • Exhibition:
  • 28 AUG — 5 SEPT
A capsule featuring cascading fabrics suspended high above the glass atrium of Collins Square

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

  • Exhibition:
  • 28 AUG – 5 SEPT
An art installation aiming to ask questions about our identity

Fashion Capsule 2

  • Exhibition:
  • 28 AUG — 5 SEPT
An exhibit of customised standard issue denims by artists including painters, sculptors, weavers, photographers, costume makers and multidisciplinary artists
  • FREE EVENTS | M/FW BAR

Town Hall Forecourt

Stop by the M/FW Forecourt pre- and post-runway

Exhibitionism: Contemporary Fashion Photography

  • Exhibition:
  • 28 AUG – 5 SEPT
An exhibition featuring fashion images from new and experienced photographers

Pop Up 1 – Southbank Promenade

  • Free event:
  • 28 AUG
A free fashion moment featuring gender neutral looks

Melbourne Cufflink Exhibition

  • Exhibition:
  • 28 AUG – 5 SEPT
Discover new talent in jewellery making

Highrise Runway 1

  • Runway:
  • 28 Aug
Join Melbourne's most exciting labels on Eureka's 85th floor

Highrise Runway 2

  • Runway:
  • 28 Aug
Catch internationally renowned label STRATEAS CARLUCCI at M/FW

The Consumed

  • Performance:
  • 28 – 30 AUG
A performative installation presented by Dasha Tolotchkov, showcasing reworked garments designed by leading and emerging local fashion designers

Highrise Runway 3

  • Runway:
  • 28 Aug
Melbourne's freshest menswear labels present their latest offerings

Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night Out

  • Free event:
  • 29 Aug
Join Vogue and hundreds of retailers for exclusive offers, freebies and more

RMIT X Melbourne Central X Beekeeper Parade Collab

  • Free event:
  • 29 Aug
RMIT fashion students design special NYC inspired prints to be made into limited edition bum bags

M/FW Marketplace

  • Retail event:
  • 29 Aug – 5 Sept
Shop at M/FW's Marketplace

Fashion Capsule 1

  • Exhibition:
  • 29 AUG – 5 SEPT
Your starting point for The Fashion Capsule series

From Drapers to Department Stores

  • Talk:
  • 29 Aug
Join fashion history experts as they discuss this facet of early 19th century retail

Meet the Makers – Jade Sarita Arnott from Arnsdorf

  • Free event:
  • 29 AUG
Join Arnsdorf founder, Creative Director and Designer, Jade Sarita Arnott for an intimate and open conversation

Collins Place Fashion Soirée

  • Runway:
  • 29 Aug
Discover your race-day look while being treated to a high tea

Pop Up 2 – Ready to Wear

  • Free event:
  • 29 AUG
A free fashion moment showcasing on-trend, ready-to-wear looks

Street Runway 1 – Caledonian Lane

  • Free event:
  • 29 Aug
M/FW takes to the street as a hidden laneway transforms into a runway

Up Close with Akira

  • Free event:
  • 29 AUG
An exclusive book signing with iconic designer, Akira Isogawa

Sustainable Design Thinking

  • Talk:
  • 29 Aug
Join sustainable designer Tess Whitfort for an in-depth talk on mindful fashion production in collaboration with Box Hill Institute

Meet the Makers – Knitting Studio with Chloe Mottau

  • Talk:
  • 30 AUG
Chloe Mottau, an emerging Fashion and Textiles Designer featuring in Town Hall Runway 6, invites you to her world of handmade fabrications

Pop Up 3 – Collins Street

  • Free event:
  • 30 AUG
A roving fashion showcase featuring high end retailers from Collins Street

Replique L’otel

  • Free event:
  • 30 AUG
Join the team behind fashion label, S!X as they present a series of live performances in secret locations

Pop Up 4 – Melbourne Airport

  • Free event:
  • 30 AUG
Bringing M/FW to the Melbourne Airport for a free Pop Up fashion experience

Ethical Clothing Australia on Tour

  • Sustainability:
  • 30 AUG – 31 AUG
Get an insider's view on some of Melbourne's most-loved ethical clothing brands

Opening Town Hall Runway

  • Runway:
  • 30 Aug
A show featuring new and archival looks from Australia's top designers

They Shield Us

  • Exhibition:
  • 31 AUG
Discover wearable pieces made by First Nations women

3D Drape for Design

  • Workshop:
  • 31 Aug
A 3D draping workshop for all skill levels

String Bean Alley

  • Free event:
  • 31 AUG – 1 SEPT
Queen Victoria Market comes alive for a shopping event featuring workshops, entertainment and more

Meet the Makers – Florist Gina Lasker

  • Free event:
  • 31 AUG
Founded by Gina Lasker, Georgie Boy is a Floral studio specialising in events and productions of all kinds

Mod Markit – Thrift Edition

  • Retail event:
  • 31 Aug
Join your community of modest clothing lovers for a clothing swap

Modest Fashion Runway

  • Free event:
  • 31 Aug
A modest fashion runway aiming set to present aspirational modest looks

Street Runway 2 – Chinatown

  • Free event:
  • 31 Aug
A curated selection of Asian-based designers show their collections in the heart of Chinatown

Up-cycling Techniques

  • Sustainability:
  • 31 Aug
Learn how to turn a pre-loved garment into a new piece

Street Runway 3 – Chinatown

  • Free event:
  • 31 Aug
With Chinatown as its backdrop, this runway gets set to showcase these Asian-based designers for a M/FW first

PENDULUM Studios Launch Party

  • Retail event:
  • 31 Aug
A launch party for sustainable clothing label PENDULUM Studios

Concept to Creation

  • Exhibition:
  • 1 – 5 SEPT
Discover who's behind the producers of immersive runway shows

Feather Workshop with Aunty Marilyn Nicholls

  • Workshop:
  • 1 SEPT
Make a feather piece under the guidance of an expert weaver

Mod Markit – Fashion Hub

  • Retail event:
  • 1 SEPT
Be inspired to upgrade your wardrobe with pieces by modest fashion labels

Meet the Makers – Zero Waste Design with Tess Whitfort

  • Free event:
  • 1 SEPT
Join sustainable designer and zero waste pattern cutting expert Tess Whitfort and learn about eliminating waste in fashion

Town Hall Runway 2 – Student Collections

  • Runway:
  • 1 Sept
See the new generation of design talent on the M/FW runway

ARTZ

  • Performance:
  • 1 SEPT
Designers and poets collaborate for a night of fashion and performance

Mod Markit – Runway

  • Runway:
  • 1 SEPT
Modest fashion takes to the runway with a presentation of spring/summer looks

Wear for Success

  • Free event:
  • 2 – 5 SEPT
Give your new or lightly-worn workwear to those in need

The Fashion Forum

  • Talk:
  • 2 SEPT
M/FW's industry event featuring talks from retail and fashion experts

Concept of Japanese Fashion

  • Free event:
  • 2 SEPT
A talk covering Japanese fashion and design

Meet the Makers – VOVO The Label

  • Free event:
  • 2 SEPT
Meet and greet the designers and makers behind the Made to Order, Melbourne based label, VOVO

Pop Up 5 – Menswear

  • Free event:
  • 2 SEPT
Featuring menswear looks for every occasion, this moving fashion moment will offer a fresh take on new-season ready-to-wear style

Pop Up – The Project x HoMie

  • Runway:
  • 2 SEPT
The Project’s Tommy Little, an ambassador for HoMie, will lead this Pop Up around the city

In Conversation with Bianca Spender

  • Sustainability:
  • 2 SEPT
Join the Australian designer for a conversation on her career and her take on sustainable fashion

Eco Luxe Fashion Show

  • Runway:
  • 2 SEPT
A collaboration with the Australian Red Cross highlighting the art of up-cycling

Creating Engaging Social Content

  • Talk:
  • 3 SEPT
Discover the talents behind social media and image-making success stories

Meet the Makers – Metro Tunnel Creative Program

  • Free event:
  • 3 SEPT
Meet the people behind a program of creative works that contribute offsetting the disruption across the Metro Tunnel Project

China’s Luxury Market: Insights from Grace Chen, China’s Leading Couturier

  • Talk:
  • 3 SEPT
The Australia China Business Council invites you to an exclusive luncheon for a high-level business networking opportunity

Fashion Walking Tour

  • Retail event:
  • 3 – 4 SEPT
Discover the shopping gems of the Little Collins Street precinct with Melbourne’s leading stylist Sally Mackinnon of Styled by Sally

Pop Up 6 – Maximalism

  • Free event:
  • 3 SEPT
Celebrating our diverse, inclusive and eccentric city through a free fashion pop up moment

Fashion in the Big Apple

  • Exhibition:
  • 3 SEPT
A take on New York's eclectic fashion scene with a Melbourne-based expert

Revive Your Old Hat

  • Free event:
  • Tue 3 Sept
Transform your hat with the help of an expert

Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood

  • Film:
  • 3 SEPT
A special screening of Quentin Tarantino's film set in 1960s Hollywood

Redcoats Reconstructed

  • Free event:
  • 3 SEPT
Discover the intricacies of historic military uniforms

Town Hall Runway 3

  • Runway:
  • 3 SEPT
Elegant and modern, this runway offers new-season style inspiration

Town Hall Runway 4

  • Runway:
  • 3 SEPT
An energetic runway for those seeking fashion-forward pieces

Business Opportunities in Sustainable Fashion

  • Sustainability:
  • 4 SEPT
Discover what it mean to be sustainably minded when it comes to fashion, how we shop and the way we run business

Collecting Fashionable Dress

  • Talk:
  • 4 SEPT
Sit down with fashion and costume experts for a dicussion on the art of collecting

Meet the Makers – Artist Anastasia La Fey

  • Free event:
  • 4 SEPT
Anastasia La Fey is an artist/ maker working in the realms of textile artistry, inhabitable sculptures, textile-centric assemblages, installations and collaborative multi-disciplinary works

Poolside Runway

  • Runway:
  • 4 SEPT
An athleisure runway at the historic Melbourne City Baths

Unpicking the Designer’s Mind

  • Talk:
  • 4 SEPT
A discussion unpacking the glamour of the runway and the complexities of running a label

Town Hall Runway 5

  • Runway:
  • 4 SEPT
International designers and retailers showcase luxury fashion looks

Town Hall Runway 6

  • Runway:
  • 4 SEPT
A runway dedicated to the slow fashion movement

RPM Melbourne’s International Designer Runway

  • Free event:
  • 5 SEPT
An in-store runway for those with a love for international labels

Meet The Makers – Weaving Fashion On The Loom

  • Free event:
  • 5 SEPT
Discover the fine art of loom weaving on an old fashion weaving loom

Pop Up 7 – Bella Unsigned Model Search

  • Runway:
  • 5 SEPT
Join the finalists of Bella Management's Unsigned Model Search and body positivity advocate, Robyn Lawley

Street Runway 4 – Seafarers Bridge

  • Free event:
  • 5 Sept
With sweeping views of Melbourne, Seafarers Bridge is an iconically Melbourne setting for Street Runway 4

Town Hall Runway 7

  • Runway:
  • 5 SEPT
Don't miss this dramatic showcase of high-fashion eveningwear

Emerging Ethical Fashion

  • Sustainability:
  • 5 SEPT
Gain insight into what it takes to run an ethical clothing brand

Ageless Style

  • Talk:
  • 5 SEPT
Get expert advice on how to embrace style at any age

Closing Town Hall Runway

  • Runway:
  • 5 SEPT
M/FW closes with a high-end showing of some of the country's top labels

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