Here is our definitive list for a Fashionista’s guide to an Australian Summer. From the best exhibitions to glamorous events to exciting store openings, wherever you are we have you sorted!
The Fashion World of John Paul Gaultier / Express yourself Romance was Born for Kids/ Mambo 30 years of Shelf Indulgence
The crème de la crème of fashion exhibitions in the country right now. Finishing up in February Gaultier is a do not miss. Make sure you catch the controversial designer’s incredible works of art before he leaves Australia. This exhibition is on every fashion lover’s must see list for the summer! Friday nights go till late and have a line-up great DJ’s bands and musicians playing to kick off the weekend. While you’re at it check out the Romance was Born Exhibition (Not just for kids) and the infamous, satirical brand Mambo’s show too.
The National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006
Fashion Film Series
The Fashion Film series begins on the 15th of Feb. It kicks off the cultural programme for the VAMFF. In select cinemas 3 fashion based short films will be shown.
StageLabel Interactive Runway
Combining fashion and technology, the StageLabel interactive runway brings young, emerging designers from all over the country to showcase their designs. The ticket includes a drink on arrival, light canapés and a gift bag. Attendees will also have exclusive access to pre-order of the clothing before the general public.
28th Feb, 7.30 PM
Showtime Events Centre
61 South Warf Promenade, South Warf, VIC 3006
The Fashion of Helmut Newton and Bettina Rhimes
The work of Helmut Newton (1920-2004) and Bettina Rheims (1952- ) during the late 20th century was pivotal to the progression of fashion imagery into the 21st century. The exhibition contains their most iconic fashion photography.
Art Gallery NSW
Art Gallery Rd, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Fashion Icons: Masterpieces from the Musee Des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
Over 90 of the fashion worlds most important haute couture garments are on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Some of the most iconic designs from Dior, Paco Rabanne, Balmain, John Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Lacroix and many more! This is an exhibition not to be missed.
Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide SA, 5000
The Kingdom of Style is opening its doors in Adelaide soon. Lose yourself maze of luxury with a day spa, anti-ageing clinic and couture and ready to wear styles for both men and women. This will launch Adelaide into a shopping destination!
155 Payneham Rd, St Peters
Future Beauty 30 years of Japanese Fashion
‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’ explores the tremendous innovation of Japanese fashion designers from the early 1980s to the present. With over 100 garments featured in the exhibition, ranging from the classic and elegant to outrageous, this will be a fascinating experience and rare opportunity to view these unique creations first hand. Designers such as Issey Miyake, Comme Des Garçons and Akria are all on display.
Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art
Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Costumes from the Hollywood Golden Age
Showcasing iconic Hollywood costumes from the 1920’s – 60’s, this show gives us rare and unique look into Hollywood’s “Golden Age”. Looks worn by the likes of Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Lana Turner, and Barbara Streisand and more are showcased for the very first time in Australia.
L3, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane, QLD, 4000
Variety Red Carpet Luncheon
Variety Red Carpet, presented by generous Variety supporters, Vinaceous Wines, will be an evening where the core of Brisbane’s best will converge, raising money for Variety – the Children’s Charity to children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs.
Local and national designers and retailers will be showcasing their garments, paraded by local Brisbane identities – all leaders within their field who are set to bring their own unique flair to the runway.
Friday 27th Febuary 2015
Mirra, 86 Bridge St, Fortitude Valley
Sculpting Style by Zoe Bradly
The largest paper couture dress to ever hit Australia will be on display at Perth’s enex100.
Enex100, Level 4, 683-703 Hay St Mall, Perth, 6000