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Fashion in Melbourne & Victoria

 

The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture

In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior, one of the world’s most prestigious couture houses, the National Gallery of Victoria presents The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture.

The exhibition is accompanied by a scholarly publication, a dynamic program of talks, tours and events and the curated NGV Friday Nights program, featuring live music, food and performances.

Entry prices apply, Prices and bookings on NGV Website




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Melbourne Fashion Week

Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) kicks off on 1 September with a week-long celebration of the best in Melbourne fashion.

Featuring a huge designer line-up and exciting new additions, MFW 2017 presents over 150 events across the city – including Premium Runways with the country's leading designers, industry workshops, exhibitions, parties, films, music, and free fashion experiences.

Melbourne Town Hall will be a hub of activity throughout the entire week. As well as the Premium and Garage runways, the historic space will feature live music and DJ sets, pop-ups, fashion showcases, a designer market, workshops and the Creative Collective Exhibition.

As part of Melbourne Fashion Week's Opening Night celebrations, MFW teams up with Vogue Australia and Emporium Melbourne for a full night of fashion, shopping and entertainment. Get along to the free Emporium Melbourne Opening Night Runway on Little Bourke Street's open-air runway, then take advantage of exclusive offers at the city's leading retailers as part of Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night Out (VAEFNO).




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Some fashion-based markets

Rose Street Artists Market

Loosely based on designer markets in London, Berlin and Europe and situated only a short distance from Brunswick Street Fitzroy, this market showcases over 50 cotemporary artists and designers each week. More information >>.

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Sunday Arts @ The Convent

View, discuss and purchase works from painters, jewellers, printmakers, writers, photographers textileartists and other creative individuals.

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Docklands Sunday Market
An eclectic market overlooking the waterfront at Docklands. A perfect compliment to the restaurants & shops of Melbourne's newest tourist hub. Be pleasantly surprised with an Ever-Changing Market! With Arts, Artisans, Crafts, Beauty Products, Baby/Children's Wear, Vintage, Soy Candles, Bonsai Trees, Jewellery, Hats, Clothing, Secondhand Books, Handmade Flowers, Model Cars, Licorice; Lollipops, Kids Face Painting and Lots More! Something for everybody. Take a stroll along the promenade, find a treasure, have a meal and make a day of it. More information at www.docklandsundaymarket.com.au

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Lah de da Bazaar
The publicity describes this as "A tantalizing fashion extravaganza deep in the heart of Melbourne City – Lah De Da Bazaar is the perfect spot for all fashion hunters and avid fashionistas to discover the hidden talents of our local fashion labels and a treasure trove of dazzling vintage fashion finery. Pamper yourself and enjoy Lah de da."

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South Bank Young Designers' Market
The South Bank Young Designers Market has provided exposure and a career start to a number of young Queensland designers as well proviing cutting edge fashion to both serious fashion buffs and casual shoppers. It features distinctive, affordable garments, accessories, jewellery and prints all in in the wonderful setting of the South Bnk parklands.

You can find a comprehensive guide to markets around Australia at The White Hat Guide to Markets in Australia.