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Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

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Spring is almost here which means the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is just around the corner. We’ve put together a list of fashionable events to keep you looking schmick as the weather warms.

If you’re a poor fashion student then the Hub is your place. With shows running from September 2 till September 7, you can still immerse yourself in fashion for free with shows like David Jones and Levi’s. For the lads, head along on Thursday to The Hub for MSFW Mr from 6pm. DJs, bar, runways and good looking people. This is a free event at Melbourne City Square.

The emerging designers exhibition is moving to a bigger home at the Town Hall this year. This free event is open daily from 10am August 31 through to September 8.

The Student Runways will kick off the week on Sunday with the first walk by RMIT students at 6pm. The second walk will feature Whitehouse, Kangan, Melbourne School of Fashion and Box Hill Tafe at 8pm. Tickets from are from $35.

The designer series runways kick off on September 1 at the Melbourne Town Hall and run until September 6. Catch designers like Gorman, Limedrop and Alpha60 from $35. Or get VIP tickets with front row seats, luxe canapés and bubbly #fashion.

If you’re not fussed by the frocks, check out the panel, debate and talks being held at the Town Hall on September 3. The sessions will be held from 9am onwards and an all round ticket for the panel, debate and one talk (including a VIP luncheon and networking drinks) will set you back $200.

If you’d rather watch than listen, ACMI has a brilliant roster of Fashion on Film. View films like In Vogue – The Editors Eye in celebration of Vogue’s 120 years. There’s also a movie dedicated to Paul Smith to tie in the British Heritage theme of this year’s presentations at ACMI titled From Twiggy to Westwood: Great British Fashion on Film.

The Centre for Adult Education is putting on a fashion-sketch workshop as part of their roster for MSFW on September 1.  This will be a hands on six-hour class on sketching fashion and rendering style images. Bookings can be made through CAE and the class will set you back $165.

The Kopparberg Cider Bar is also setting up shop at the Hub for the duration of MSFW for when you need to kick off those heels or just sit down after a long, tough day of looking good.

Head over to the MSFW site for a full guide and tickets.

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