The Plus Ones' Guide

Too sexy for Milan, New York and Japan? Then you'll fit right in at the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. The line up is fresh. The talent is hot.

Melbourne's set to announce herself on the international stage with this year's MSFW. The Plus Ones will be there every step of the way. Below are our must sees of the festival.

Sat. 29 August: Fred Hates Fashion – Or rather he loves to hate it...or maybe he hates to love it. You can ponder the deeper meaning of this cutting-edge runway event, which showcases the combined efforts of five film makers, composers, and designers in a unique 'virtual reality' fashion experience. Have a perve.

Sun. 30 August: TSS X ACF (free) A collaboration between social enterprise The Social Studio and Art Comes First (ACF), this live exhibition features fashions created using recycled materials set against what promises to be some stunning digital projections and awesome live music.

Sun. 30 August: Emerging Designer Market (free) – You can make your Sunday not so lazy starting with this not-to-be-missed market, which will feature some of those clever new designers' outfits, which could be yours before they're famous! 

Tue. 1 September:  Opening Gala 

Tues. 1 September: Opening Gala ($50-$65) Of course you can't afford to miss the Opening Gala, where everyone who's anyone will be, this show kicks off the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week designer shows. If you are only going to go to one designer show it should be this one.

Sat. 28 August - 11 September: – Finally, because I couldn't choose between all of them and because they run pretty much over the whole week you should make some time for the following events:

Victoriana Pleasure Garden (free) - A garden party set in the Fitzroy Gardens.

Sew What? A Retrospective (free) - test your sewing skills on vintage sewing machines. 

The Dapper Guide To Vertical Melbourne (free) - take a walking tour of Melbourne's hidden menswear boutiques set to a hipster twist.

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week runs 28 August - 4 September at the Melbourne Town Hall and various locations around Melbourne. 
Don't miss out. 

WORDS: Ruth Saxon is an arts student who is currently busy establishing her accessories label in Melbourne after moving from Perth. She enjoys palavering over fashion she couldn't possibly hope to afford and sampling all that Melbourne has to offer in food and drink (and music, and art).