Put down those sewing kits. Put down those cameras. Put down those sketch pads. And put down those ballpoint pens.
This is the role call for emerging fashion designers, stylists, artists, filmmakers, writers and more.
Applications for individuals and organisations are now open for the 2016 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival's Cultural Program.
Running for one month between Feb 13 - March 13, the program is a valuable platform for aspiring fashion professionals as it offers mentoring, event management and communication from the festival team.
There are four pillars of the program: the Fashion Film Series, the Fashion Writing Series, the Project Series, and the Offsite Runway Series.