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Interviews and news from Victoria’s fashionable frontline.

Chanel is coming

Chanel is coming to Melbourne. Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto, a rare plunge into the life and work of the iconic Coco, curated and fresh from its recent season at the Palais Galliera in Paris, will open at the National Gallery of Victoria in December. The blockbuster summer exhibition will run from December 5, 2021 to April 22, 2022.

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Melbourne Fashion Week

Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) hopes COVID will retreat and it can crack on with its full planned programme of runways, arts events, workshops and city parties from November 15 to 21. Last year COVID caution stripped back MFW physical events but the silver lining was a lavish menu of online shows produced by some of Victoria’s most exhilaratingly talented creatives that is still available to stream online.

Follow on instagram @melbfashionweek for news and updates.

yellow sculpture standing in middle of roomFashion’s new reality

During the lockdowns of 2021, a group of seven independent Victorian fashion designers collaborated with a leading studio to explore opportunities across digital platforms. At the same time, on the other side of the globe, a team of highly skilled fashion tech entrepreneurs commenced the development of Semblance World, the world’s first luxury ‘shopping’ space in the Metaverse.

Join us for this special Melbourne International Games Week edition of the Creative Exchange, co-presented by ACMI, as we share experiences and insights from fashion’s new frontier and explore the new Metaverse shopping space.

Join Fashion’s New Reality online, 2pm-3.30pm, Friday 8 October. Register here.