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What to know when the international style event hits the runway in Sydney

The pinnacle of events on the Australian fashion calendar returns to Carriageworks in 2021, with a showcase of runway shows featuring top-tier design talent, talks, special events and more. 

This will be the first Fashion Week to take place in-person since a certain global predicament saw many events cancelled and shifted to the digital realm. Taking place from May 29 to June 4, the showcase was once an industry-only event, but now it's not restricted to the fashion elite. Tickets are available to all members of the public, so you can be part of the (lights, camera) action. 

There's a blockbuster opening night showcase with Romance was Born, as well as shows from big names in the fashion game like Alice McCall. There are two shows centering First Nations designers, then the Future of Fashion runway on closing night. You'll also be able to catch In Conversations with industry legends like Camilla Franks of the kaftan empire and Alex Perry (who will no doubt be wearing some signature shades), plus masterclasses with the likes of leading hair stylists Richard Kavanagh and Sheree Knobel. Talks covering topics like First Nations Fashion and Design, representation across the fashion industry in Wonder Women, and unpacking the bigger picture around social sustainability in Fashioning the Future also sound fabulous.

Tickets to talks and workshops start at $59, with runway shows from $119, and a VIP package for $299, or $149 for students. Check out the full program and get your mitts on tickets here.

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