All posts tagged: fashion

SHOP UP A STORM AND REVEL IN REWARDS THIS SHOPPING DAY AT HIGHPOINT

Calling all shopping addicts! On Wednesday 20 March 2019, Highpoint Shopping Centre will host its highly anticipated March Shopping Day, from 9am to 10pm. An opportunity to refresh last year’s winter wardrobe, shoppers can indulge in over 250 discounts and offers from leading retailers including Mecca Maxima, Country Road, Kookai, Gorman, UNIQLO, Seed and Nike plus many, many more. To reward savvy shoppers, Highpoint has created HIGHPOINT CALLING: two quirky and colourful rewards rooms filled with over $10,000 worth of prizes to be won. Shoppers can prepare to enter: • You’ve Got Mail: the first rewards room, introducing snail mail to millennials. Vintage mail boxes will adorn bright orange walls, with postcards and generous Highpoint gift cards locked inside. Shoppers who spend over $200 in centre will be granted entry and handed a key to unlock the matching box; the contents is theirs to keep! • Call Waiting: the second rewards room, restoring the traditional phone booth. Retro corded phones will attach to candy pink walls, and the sound of ringing will bounce off the panels. Shoppers who spend over $400 in centre can peak …

A fashion exhibition in four parts

The historic Como House will soon transform into a fashion gallery, showcasing a history of style and design, with the opening of the professionally curated ‘Como Fashion Quarter’ exhibition. The immersive exhibition, commissioned by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), brings to life the National Trust’s Costume Collection – a unique assortment of everyday clothing and elite fashion spanning the history of European settlement in Victoria. Four prominent Melbourne-based artists, with a distinctive flair and area of expertise, will each design a quarter of Como House for the exhibition, using striking visual interpretations that fuse the past with the present. Marc Wasiak is one of Melbourne’s best art directors and fashion stylists, with a remarkable career which has continued to flourish for over 20 years. He boasts extensive experience in high fashion editorial and has worked with some of Australia’s top fashion houses. Marc said he was thrilled to be working with the National Trust to reimagine its collection in a contemporary setting. Stuart Walford is a freelance fashion stylist who is fast becoming a …

Big Fashion Sale

Cult designer clearance event Big Fashion Sale is back in Sydney and Melbourne this October.Bigger, bolder and better then ever, the sales will feature a selection of top Australian and Bigger, bolder and better then ever, the sales will feature a selection of top Australian and International designers, discounted up to 80%. Featuring a fresh line up of brands, the Big Fashion Sale will house over 50 premium Australian and International fashion labels with discounted prices set to delight even the most the seasoned shopaholic. There is something for everyone with prices starting as low as $20, and a selection that ranges from Ready to Wear, footwear, swimwear, jewellery and accessories. Featuring a custom paper insta photo booth installation by paper artist Benja Harney from Paperform – this is a premium sale experience unlike any other that you won’t want to miss! Get ready to snap up celebrated Australian designers and prestigious International labels, including: Alexander McQueen | Anna Quan | Aquazzura | Deadly Ponies | Dries Van Noten | Erdem | Ex Infinitas | First Base …

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

This year Melbourne’s largest celebration fashion is running for ten, gorgeous days. Aiming to be bigger and better than the previous years, the festival will include world-class runway events from well-known, and up and coming Australian designers, beauty workshops, industry Q&A’s, live entertainment and more. Not just restricted to Melbourne CBD, the festival will this year kick off with smaller Fashion Weekend events in key shopping meccas like Chapel Street, High Street, Chadstone and Glenferrie Road – all activated with exclusive discounts and activities for shoppers, but will really ramp up with the Vogue / David Jones Gala Runway to be held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton on the 14th of March. For those who are more into the countercultural or functional elements of fashion, there are several interesting workshops running like ‘Sequin-Savvy: The History of Calisthenics Fashion’ and an International Women’s Day forum breakfast on 8 March, presented by Marie Claire and Mimco. Don’t forget to check out the Priceline Pharmacy Festival of Beauty pop, located in the Plaza, just outside the …

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

The best of MSFW (on a budget)

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is almost here! If you want to enjoy the glitz and glamour without spending your whole paycheck then we’ve found the five events for you. Book your heels into these stylish events and get inspired without blowing your budget: Makers and Shakers Emerging Design Market Be inspired by some of Melbourne’s most exciting emerging designers at Makers and Shakers Emerging Design Market. The market will have for sale, the designers’ latest ready-to-wear collections, jewellery, accessories and more for this curated shopping experience. Entry is free, just bring those extra pennies for any purchases. Fresh Floral Crown Masterclass Ever since Lana Del Rey brought back the floral crowns, the fashionable headwear is a must for adding that extra special touch to your stylish outfit. This masterclass will teach you super and easy quick techniques to create a wearable floral crown with one to take home.  Entry is free with registration. Emporium Melbourne’s Opening Runway See the very best Emporium fashion on the runway at this opening night event. Transforming  Little Bourke Street transforms into a …

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Launch

Today marks the official launch of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. The launch was held at RMIT Design Hub and the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle introduced the program and the official MSFW Ambassador for 2016, actress and model, Isabel Lucas. “Isabel is an internationally renowned talent and her fashion credentials make her perfect for the role of MSFW Ambassador,” the Lord Mayor said. Asked why the fashion festival is so important to Melbourne, Doyle replied that it’s an opportunity to showcase local talent, and the fashion on the runway can be worn by everyone, unlike some of the other international runways. Fashion Week runs from Friday 26 August to Friday 2 September, with a packed program full of fashion shows, festivities, markets and talks. The first official event will be the Emporium Melbourne’s Opening Runway on August 26th, a free event which will see Little Bourke Street transform into a runway like no other. Last year more than  60,000 people attended the festival so make sure to book your runways early! When: August 26  – 2 September. Where: Various venues across …

The Fashion Shuttle

  One main contributor to Melbourne’s claim to be the ‘Fashion Capital of Australia’ is the famous Chadstone Shopping Centre –  The Fashion Capital. With 3 floors of up to 530 shops, spanning over an area 171, 217 meters squared, Chadstone holds the title of being Australia’s largest shopping complex, boasting all the luxury brands such as Prada and Tiffany & Co, major department store icons Myer and David Jones, boutique specialist Ted Baker and Sass & Bide and featuring a Hoyts Cinema of entertainment. However, one of the problems with Chadstone is getting there if you don’t have your own car, as the public transport route is not the easiest journey to take, especially for some visitors new to Melbourne. Enter The Fashion Shuttle, a direct and free coach service running back and forth from the city (Federation Square) to Chadstone Shopping Centre throughout the day. This is by far the most comforting and stress free option, no need to worry about topping up the Myki card or getting on the wrong bus, just …