Spring time sees numerous things bloom including Melbourne Spring Fashion Week in its 22nd year.
From August 26 to September 2, MSFW didn’t hold back on the runway or backstage; launching their 2016 program at RMIT Design Hub and with Isabella Lucas as the face of this event, it wasn’t easy to look away. With 85% of content designed by local Melbourne talent Australia truly promotes both emerging and established designers, retailers, and brands highlighted throughout the 200 events and sessions including six runways.
From ethereal gowns and dainty headpieces to strikingly structured garments and bold-lipped beauties; it was a magical chance to see the next big creators. Showcasing the work of over 50 designers, featuring: Aurelio Costarella, alice McCall, Bianca Spender, Camp Cove Swim, Carla Zampatti, CristahLea, Gorman, Gwendolynne, Jason Grech, Keepsake The Label, OneDay, Rachel Gilbert and Thurley.
“In 2015, MSFW’s partnership with Vogue Fashion’s Night Out netted local fashion vendors an economic benefit of $8 million” – Robert Doyle, Lord Mayer of Melbourne.
So to add to the excitement, your calendar and Melbourne’s economy, all pieces that were presented on the runways will be available for purchase in the city; no promises on availability.
And that’s a wrap!
Sneak peek behind the scenes.
Photographers: Kamilla Musland and Lucas Dawson Photography