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Meet the makers

Interviews and news from Victoria's fashionable frontline.

First Peoples designers get ready to rocket

The love affair with First Peoples fashion continues.

Seven years to overnight success

It's hard to shake the 'emerging' label and that's a good thing.

Fashion Fusion

A short film capturing five cultures in four minutes.


Diary dates

Chanel is coming

Chanel is coming to Melbourne. Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto, a rare plunge into the life and work of the iconic Coco, curated and fresh from its recent season at the Palais Galliera in Paris, will open at the National Gallery of Victoria in December. The blockbuster summer exhibition will run from December 5, 2021 to April 22, 2022.

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Melbourne Fashion Week

Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) hopes COVID will retreat and it can crack on with its full planned programme of runways, arts events, workshops and city parties from November 15 to 21. Last year COVID caution stripped back MFW physical events but the silver lining was a lavish menu of online shows produced by some of Victoria's most exhilaratingly talented creatives that is still available to stream online.

Follow on instagram @melbfashionweek for news and updates.


yellow sculpture standing in middle of roomFashion's new reality

During the lockdowns of 2021, a group of seven independent Victorian fashion designers collaborated with a leading studio to explore opportunities across digital platforms. At the same time, on the other side of the globe, a team of highly skilled fashion tech entrepreneurs commenced the development of Semblance World, the world’s first luxury ‘shopping’ space in the Metaverse.

Join us for this special Melbourne International Games Week edition of the Creative Exchange, co-presented by ACMI, as we share experiences and insights from fashion’s new frontier and explore the new Metaverse shopping space.

Join Fashion's New Reality online, 2pm-3.30pm, Friday 8 October. Register here.


Around the web

Circularity is the new black

A Better T-shirt is the circular fashion guide for designing, making, using, reusing, and disposing of t-shirts in Australia, for the wellbeing of people and planet.

Norway's clean future

Two major Norwegian fashion events are the first signatories to Copenhagen Fashion Week's radical plan, launched last year, to steer the global industry into a sustainable, zero-waste future.

CEBIC

The Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre, also known as CEBIC is a 10-year, $300 million investment to transform Victoria’s waste and recycling system.