Fashion lovers take note! If you’ve never experienced Melbourne, you’re not a true fashionista!

Australia’s capital of design and innovation is a must visit, and while you can wander Melbourne’s quirky laneways and discover tiny and very original boutiques while sipping some of the best coffee in the world at any time, from now until the end of the year is the best time to do it when the city celebrates fashion in all its forms.

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is designed to wow you with a unique program combining fashion, shopping and entertainment. As the premier fashion event of the season, week-long festivities showcase emerging and established designers, brands and retailers, who proudly show off their new season style.

Spread out across the city from September 1 – 7, runways will come alive with the latest trends and celebrations of design in all its forms.

Apart from some eye-opening runway shows, choose from a number of amazing events and exhibitions.

Get inside a designer’s head with iconic Australian fashion designer Linda Jackson who will guide you through her process of translating ideas from paint to print in an intimate workshop. You can also step into the fashion studios and browse archival pieces from the designer’s incredible 40-year career.

Or celebrate the historical wonder of Dior to celebrate the prestigious couture house’s 70 year anniversary at the National Gallery of Victoria. Exclusive to Melbourne, the exhibition includes a display of more than 140 garments designed by Christian Dior Couture between 1947 and 2017.

Also featured will be works by the seven designers who have played key roles in shaping Dior’s renowned fashionable silhouette: Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri.

At the Creative Collective Exhibition – For Curious Eyes Only, a showcase of Melbourne’s innovative and diverse independent designers, artist and creators will be on show. The exhibition celebrates the merging of creative pursuits including fashion, design, jewellery, performance, sound and even floristry.

There are so many ways to celebrate fashion during Spring Fashion Week in Melbourne – an event really not to be missed. The best thing about it? Dragging yourself away from the shows and recharging at one of so many fabulous cafes, fine dining and eateries dotted throughout the city.

Find out more about Melbourne’s Spring Fashion Week here. And for the best flights and hotels, we have you covered. Start your search here and remember to pack a very large suitcase!

Images courtesy of Tourism Australia