This year’s LMFF Cultural Program really proves that fashion isn’t just about runway shows. With a program full of amazing activities from fashion movies at ACMI, to a live fashion chat show hosted by celebrity stylist Philip Boon and top Australian designer Jenny Bannister, there is something to suit everyone’s taste.


Yesterday marked the official launch of 2012’s LMFF Cultural Program. LMFF CEO Graeme Lewsey, introduced the program outside David Jones in Bourke Street Mall, which showcased one of this year’s fantastic initiatives, Windows By Design. Joined by Windows By Design curator Alex Zabotto-Bentley, Melbourne Mayor Robert Doyle, David Jones’ Ambassador for Young Women’s Fashion, the stunning Samantha Harris and David Jones Store Manager, Lyn James, Graeme outlined some of the exciting events on this year’s schedule.


From L to R: Alex Zabotto-Bentley, Lyn James, Robert Doyle, Samantha Harris and Graeme Lewsey



With 12 stores officially participating in Windows For Design (David Jones, Gorman, Scanland & Theodore, Bettina Liano, Swensk, Honor Among Thieves, Harrolds, Dedece, Euroluce, Zambesi, Alice Euphemia and HUSK), this initiative, supported by Harper’s Bazaar and Peroni Nastro Assuro, has transformed the city into a stylish landscape of art and fashion-inspired installations.



A few other highlights include Hermès ‘Hearts and Crafts Film Screening’, Fashion Connect, No Home, Penthouse Mouse and the Grace Kelly: Style Icon Exhibit in Bendigo.


Make sure you are a part of this year’s LMFF, and visit, see and experience as many events as you can!


For more details on the Fashion Week and Tickets, check out the LMFF website.





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Lisa Teh

Lisa Teh is the Editor-in-chief of, one of Australia's top fashion, beauty and lifestyle resources. She has worked on campaigns with brands including David Jones, Myer, Mecca Cosmetica, Simone Perele, Lenovo and L'Oreal. She recently appeared in Couturing's exclusive Australian Fashion Week reality web series, The Frow, alongside top industry names including Toni Maticevski and Maybelline Creative Director Nigel Stanislaus.

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