Melbourne Fashion Week kicked off on Monday, and the city has been buzzing with style ever since.
The week opened with a pool-deck runway on the rooftop at Le Meridien hotel. Featuring labels like Bul, ABCH, Collective Closets, The Social Studio and Joslin, the show highlighted the idiosyncracies of local Melbourne labels. The city’s distinctive styles also popped up in the crowd, as showgoers readied for a week of great outfits.
There was a theatrical vibe at the Theatre x Fashion events on Monday night, which saw avant-garde pieces from Gail Sorronda, Mariam Seddiq, Posture Studio and more designers come to life alongside performers from Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Regent Theatre. Guests dressed for the occasion, with statement sunglasses, tactile fabrics and bold colours spotted in outfits outside the venue.
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On Tuesday, the Ganbu Marra runway celebrated emerging First Nations fashion talent. The show was staged at The Lume, bathed in a backdrop of hypnotic projections by First Nations artists.
Pieces from Clair Helen, Elverina Johnson x Taking Shape, Ginny’s Girl Gang, Ihraa Swim, Ikuntji Artists and more sauntered along the runway. Prints were out in force on viewers’ outfits, with abstract shapes and stripes dotting the front row.
With more events and shows scheduled until Sunday, inspiration and the spectacle of peak style is everywhere.
Melbourne Fashion Week runs until October 29. To see the full program and get tickets, head to the MFW website.