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Melbourne Fashion Week drops its full 2018 program

Images via Melbourne Fashion Week
Words by Tara Smith

Pens at the ready.

Melbourne Fashion Week is so close we can smell it.

One our favourite calendar events of the year, Melbourne Fashion Week will take over the city for eight days, with a huge 150 events, including 100+ designers over 10 runways. Like we said, huge.

While the designer lineup has already dropped, we’ve finally received the full program, and it’s a biggie.

From August 31 to September 7, expect the finest Australian labels to showcase across a range of locations including the Melbourne Town Hall, Degraves Underpass and Union Lane. It doesn’t get more Melbourne than that.

Continuing the city takeover, streetwear pop-ups, 3D-printing workshops and drag shows are just some of the activations to look forward to. Best of all, many of them are free.

As usual, the student runways are set to be a fashion week highlight. Representing the next generation of Australian fashion are students from the likes of RMIT, Whitehouse Institute of Design, The Masters Institute of Creative Education, Box Hill Institute, Kangan Institute and Holmesglen Institute.

And that’s not all. Australian actor and model Pia Miller has been announced at the 2018 ambassador, who has herself walked the runways of MFW a decade ago.

Also of note are The Fashion Capsules, a series of mini-exhibitions created by local digital artists, designers, jewellers, filmmakers and more. Think innovative works from fashion students, giant balloon sculptures and floral installations. And of course, we’d be remiss not to mention MFW Conversations, a collection of talks held around thought-provoking topics like careers in fashion, where your clothes are made and how to build a brand.

If this has got you excited, we’ve barely scratched the surface. You can view the full Melbourne Fashion Week program here and buy your tickets here.

mfw.melbourne.vic.gov.au

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