5 Top Fashion Runways Not to Be Missed
Dust off your finest front-row attire, the Australian fashion and style calendar is kicking off.
There’s no need to settle for the FOMO-inducing digital offerings of international fashion weeks in January and February because there’s plenty to do much closer to home. Between Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, autumn is offering plenty in the way of fashion and style runways.
If you’re stuck for choice, here are 5 on our not to be missed runway list.
FOMA 2019 Runway Show – 1 March, Sydney
A range of international, indigenous Australian, migrant and refugee designers will be showcasing their talents at The Cutaway in Barangaroo next week for the 2019 Fashions Of Multicultural Australia Runway. Audiences can expect an array of perspectives and creative output from both established and emerging designers. Get your tickets fast, as this event is almost upon us!
National Graduate Showcase – 7 March, Melbourne
Sandwiched between beautiful but often ‘safe’ designer showcases, the unfettered creativity of emerging designers in VAMFF’s Graduate Designer Showcase never fails to inspire. A handpicked selection of fashion talent from renowned design institutions across Australia will showcase their graduate collections. Not to be missed.
GQ Menswear Runway – 8 March, Melbourne
Presented by GQ, VAMFF’s Menswear Runway is always a standout show. From newcomers like Chris Ran Lin to the Internationally praised Strateas Carlucci, the runway will once again offer the sharpest in Australian menswear. Plus, if you fancy a bit of an after party, you need only show your ticket for free entry to the official kick-on at Baroq House.
Mercdedes-Benz Presents: AJE – 12 May, Sydney
Design duo AJE will be kicking off the official MBFWA schedule in Sydney on May 12 with their latest resort collection. Securing the coveted spot as the ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ designer, AJE’s headline position is sure to be a spectacular start to Sydney’s biggest week in fashion and style.
St.George NextGen Showcase – TBC, Sydney
Also on the MBFWA hot list is the St.George NextGen Runway. While the official schedule is yet to be announced, the annual showcase will take place between May 12-17 at Carriageworks. Shining a spotlight on the next generation of creative talent, the St.George Next Generation program selects, mentors and supports four graduate designers from around the country. For an emerging designer, there is almost no better platform to be seen. This is the program that helped discover and launch the careers of Gorman, Sass and Bide, Akira and Camilla and Marc, after all.
Can’t attend these fashion and style festivities? Not to worry, we’ll be covering them all.