Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is upon us, with the festivities officially kicking off this Saturday. There are over 100 events taking place throughout the city, including the popular runway shows at City Square. If you’re a little overwhelmed by choice, take a gander through our top picks of the week.

This one is for the fellas. For the first time, MSFW is holding a men’s fashion event. Local labels Autonomy, Honour Among Thieves, Jack London and Saxony will have their summer threads on display, and there will be styling advice for those looking for a few extra fashion tips. Better yet, the event is free.
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RMIT Student Runway
The RMIT Student Runway is always a highlight of the week. After semesters of hard work, this year’s most talented students get the chance to share their graduate collections. Catch these budding designers and their daring collections before they’re set loose on the big wide world.
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From Twiggy to Westwood: Great British Fashion on Film
Presented in partnership with MSFW, ACMI are screening four films that celebrate the great icons of the British fashion world. On the bill are: In Vogue: The Editor's Eye, Twiggy: The Face of '66, Paul Smith, Gentleman Designer and British Style Genius: Breaking the Rules.

Building a retail relationship
What does it take to run a successful retail store? As part of the festival’s industry insider series, a panel of experts – which includes Megan Foster (group general manager marketing and brand development for Myer) and Dana Lenko from Lenko Boutique – share their insider knowledge and what they think the future holds for the retail industry.
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Behind the Scenes: Women’s Wardrobes
Who doesn’t love a good stickybeak into someone else’s wardrobe? For MSFW, the National Gallery of Victoria is taking you behind scenes of their textile collection. Assistant curators Danielle Whitfield and Paola Di Trocchio share some fascinating stories about the wardrobes of some very stylish Melburnian women.
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Melbourne Spring Fashion Week runs from 31 August until 8 September at various locations around Melbourne.