Spring into the warmer months by checking out the latest runway looks. This year’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week program includes free and ticketed runway shows, designer markets, exhibitions, film screenings, workshops and the chance to meet your favourite Australian designers. There's a lot on, but we'll make things easier for you with some highlights.
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2016 highlights
Makers and Shakers Market
The organisers of the Round She Goes Market is spreading the love to local, emerging designers and makers. The Makers and Shakers Market will showcase fresh designs across jewellery, fashion, crafts, and homewares.
Melbourne Town Hall. Aug 27-28, 10am-5pm.
RMIT Emerging Runway
Arguably, the best part of Fashion Week is seeing what the young guns of the fashion world have been working on. This year's graduating class from RMIT's fashion courses will be showcasing the fruits of their labour at the Emerging Runway show and the Emerging Showcase at Melbourne Central.
Melbourne Town Hall. Aug 28, 7-8pm.
Every year, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week puts together a line-up of shows and events for the public at City Square. Throughout the week, there will be lunchtime and twilight runway shows, hands-on beauty and fashion workshops, and more. Best part is, everything is free.
Melbourne City Square. Aug 26-Sep 2.
The dapper guide to vertical Melbourne
Explore the city's best menswear retailers with stylist Sally Mackinnon, who will take participants along to five unique menswear boutiques hidden across the city.
Mitchell House. Aug 30 6.30-9.30pm.
Emporium Melbourne Opening Runway
Little Bourke Street transforms into a runway with the city as the background as part of the Vogue American Express Fashion's Night Out. Get those fresh spring looks.
266 Lt Bourke St. Aug 26, 6-6.30pm.
Spring Carnival Runway
Time to check out some new race day frocks again. The Spring Carnival Runway will offer valuable inspiration for your Fashions of the Field moment when the racing carnival comes around.
Melbourne Town Hall. Sep 1, 6.30pm.