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Melbourne Fashion Week Events to Further Your Career

Learn how to create engaging social content, run an ethical label and keep up with the future of retail.

3D Drape for Design

Open to all skill levels, this workshop helps innovate your creative design process by teaching you to develop shapes and forms that are unachievable through illustration alone. Hosted by the design director at the Masters Institute of Creative Education, attendees will play with shape and form through fabric to achieve designs that are normally not possible through flat pattern-making.

3D Drape for Design is on Saturday August 31 at the Masters Institute of Creative Education, 3/185 Spring Street, Melbourne from 10am to 3pm.

Concept to Creation

This exhibition, produced by the Masters Institute of Creative Education, shows the process of creating garments and forming hair and make-up looks. Explore conceptual themes, see designer sketches and learn about the people and processes behind creating a look. Essential learning for anyone at the beginning of their fashion career.

Concept to Creation runs September 1 to 5 at the Masters Institute of Creative Education, 3/185 Spring Street, Melbourne from 9am to 5pm.

The Fashion Forum

Featuring a line-up of industry experts, this talk offers insight into key shifts and trends in the ever-changing fashion industry. Fifteen speakers, including designers, models, journalists and brand founders, will cover a range of topics from sustainable style and business practices to the future of retail and the rise of the Asian market. Refreshments, lunch and a gift bag are included.

The Fashion Forum is on Monday September 2 at Zinc Federation Square, Melbourne from 10am to 2.30pm.

Creating Engaging Social Content

Join a panel of industry professionals discussing the importance of high quality social media content and the best ways to engage with your audience. Featuring Vox Frock editor Janice Breen Burns, Mecca Brands head of content Zara Wong, Vice creative director Royce Akers and fashion photographer Karen Woo, this talk exposes you to insider knowledge on an often-overlooked aspect of managing a brand. Includes tea and coffee on arrival.

Creating Engaging Social Content is on Tuesday September 3 at the Mercedes Me Store, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne from 8am to 9am.

Town Hall Runway 5

It wouldn’t be fashion week without a runway, and it’s the perfect way to get inspired for the future. Showcasing prestigious ready-to-wear collections put together by Melbourne’s best international retailers, Runway 5 is one of the festival’s most anticipated events. Featuring Claudie Pierlot, Slow Waves, Zadig & Voltaire and more. If you’re keen to kick on, check out some venues with special offers during the festival.

Town Hall Runway 5 is on Wednesday September 4 at Melbourne Town Hall, 90 Swanston Street, Melbourne from 6.30pm to 7pm.

Emerging Ethical Fashion

Designers behind ethical clothing brands Vege Threads, Remuse Designs, Allora and A.BCH share personal stories on breakthroughs, setbacks and their journeys in the industry. Insightful and honest, this talk teaches emerging designers how to make their mark in fashion while staying true to their values and creating ethical garments. Each brand presenting on the night is accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia.

Emerging Ethical Fashion is on Thursday September 5 at The University of Melbourne’s Copland Theatre, 162 Berkeley Street, Carlton from 6.45pm to 8.30pm.

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