Melbourne Spring Fashion Week picks

The Face of the week Lucy McIntosh and event Ambassador Ruby Rose are probably busy practicing their smiles at the moment because come this time nest week Melbourne Spring Fashion Week will be in full swing. The week’s official schedule is packed full of events open to the public including numerous designer shows, previews, workshops, seminars, launches and parties. Here are just some of the events we plan on hot footing it too.

Fashion Icons Celebration – Mon, Tues, Sat
ACMI Cinemas – $14

The controversial documentary ventures behind the scenes of one of fashion’s greatest couturiers, Yves Saint Laurent. Directed by Olivier Meyrou and is currently banned in France, gives the audience a candid incite into the fragile, mysterious and tortured artist.

Show 1 Designer Series – Tuesday 6:30 and 8:30
Melbourne Town Hall – $30

Those who appreciate the value of tailoring and architectural design will enjoy this contemporary group show featuring labels such as Arnsdorf, Dhini, Gary Begini, Therese Rawsthorne and designs from boutique Alice Euphemia.

Show 3 Designer Series – Thursday 6:30 and 8:30
Melbourne Town Hall – $30

Australian labels that bring a playful side to the industry are teaming up to put on a colourful and eclectic show for the public. See the latest spring collections from labels such as Alice McCall, Gorman, LIFEwithBird and Manning Cartel on the Thursday night.

Show 4 Designer Series
 – Friday 6:30 and 8:30
Melbourne Town Hall – $30

Show 4 of the Designer Series is a celebration of idiosyncratic Melbourne style highlighting aesthetic innovative Melbourne designers and pin-pointing the modern Melbourne look. Labels that focus on technical design and muted colour palettes such as Above, Alpha60, Carly Hunter, Trimapee and designs available at boutique FAT will take part in the show.

RMIT Dangerous Goods Runway – Sat 6:30 and 9
Melbourne Town Hall – $30

Witness the future of the Australian fashion industry with the professional debut of a select group of fourth year students from RMIT. Each student has developed a premium collection and based on what was seen at the Australian Fashion Graduate of the Year Award, the RMIT show will no doubt be full of inspiring concepts and forward thinking design.