Art & Design


Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

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This year’s VAMFF will see 100+ cultural events which span the length of the catwalk – from runway shows, to talks, workshops, exhibitions and blogger meet ups.

Here are our festival picks away from the runway…

Rock up at Alfred Place for a satoralist-style photo shoot with your beloved mutt. Dogtired will also be hosting a Best in Show competition, judged by a panel of fashion savvy, dog-loving judges — including Melbourne milliner, Melissa Jackson. Enter, and you and your dog could snag a few trophies.
Sat 22 March, 3pm-5pm; Alfred Place, Melbourne (enter via Collins St.)

The Clothing Exchange free swap
The Clothing Exchange have been providing a forum for savvy, environmentally-conscious fashionistas to trade their pre-loved high quality vintage or designer pieces with other like-minded souls—without the pesky involvement of money. The Swap Social, Swap Virtual event is free for the public to participate.
Sun 9 March onwards, or visit/shop online
Community Hall, NGV International
180 St. Kilda Road Melbourne, 3000

In Conversation: Narcissism and Selfies
If the catwalk isn’t your thing, perhaps a casual philosophical musing is.  At In Conversation you can listen in as a panel of experts tackle the topic of Narcissism and self-image, particularly the way it’s reflected in popular culture and the media through the humble ‘selfie’.
Town Hall Gallery; 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Adult $7/Concession $5/Free for members
Bookings: (03) 9278 4626 or email

The Clothes Things Happen In
Everyone’s got a piece of clothing that symbolises something, whether its that t-shirt you bought in Spain or the pair of shoes you wore that time you went backpacking. “The Clothes Things Happen In’ is  an exhibition dedicated to the memories we collect through clothing, featuring a range of pieces accompanied with written accounts of their background. You may never look at a pair of socks the same way again.
Qualia Creative
The Loft, 8 Rankins Lane
13 – 23 March

17-23 March 2014


Casus’ Restrung

Casus’ Restrung is a combined musical and incredibly unique circus performance on fragility and strength.

Romeo + Juliet (Vol 1): 20th Birthday Party

Come celebrate the 20th birthday of the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack at the huge art-rock party for Melbourne Fringe.

Who We Were

Who We Were is a fantastic narrative sketch as part of Melbourne Fringe that is sure to make any '90s and '00s kid both swoon and cringe at the same time.

Food and Drink

Punchbowl Canteen

Punchbowl Canteen is one of the newest eateries in Port Melbourne serving delicious but simple meals with local produce.

Movenpick Are Giving Away Free Ice Cream!

Movenpick are giving away over 5,000 scoops of ice-cream across their 23 boutiques this Monday!

Eat’aliano By Pino

The newly opened Italian eatery on High Street, Eat’aliano by Pino, stands out thanks to its head chef Pino Russo.