5 Unmissable Australian Fashion Events in 2017

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Do you like to stay ahead of the fashion pack? Those who religiously monitor the latest in fashion trends often become the style envy of their friends. As well as thumbing through the glossies, if you want to stay ahead of the style game, there are a few events you need to get yourself to this year.

Fashion events offer the opportunity to rub shoulders with Australia’s most well-known fashionistas, see the latest trends on the catwalk before everyone else does and get exclusive tips from fashion experts. They’re also a great excuse for a night out with friends in your best dress. Most even offer an awesome goodie bag packed full of sample beauty products and fashion house discount vouchers. So go on – add these fashion events around Australia to your 2017 social calendar.

1. Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

01 – 19 March

This glamorous event runs from March 1st to 19th in 2017, so there’s a great range of dates for you to choose from. It’s not just a celebration of fashion, but a complete celebration of creative ideas. The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is a world class event and an absolute must for your diary in 2017. Featuring runway shows from Australia’s best emerging designers, revolutionary visual production, beauty workshops and events, expert seminars, forums, live entertainment and much more, it’s always going to be a sell-out event. There are a number of ticket packages available for each event, with some even including VIP after-party access. SeeTicketek for details and to make a booking.

2. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, Sydney

14 – 19 May 

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Fashion week takes place across five days in May 2017, running from May 14th to 19th and taking place in Sydney. This is one of ‘the’ fashion events in Australia every year, showcasing the best work of the top designers in the country. It’s an excellent opportunity to derive inspiration from the leading fashion talent that Australia has to offer. Packed full of runway shows, presentations and other industry events, there is lots to see, lots to learn and lots to do. If ever you need an excuse for a trip to Sydney with friends, this event is absolutely perfect.

3. Telstra Perth Fashion Festival

September

To Perth we go for this uber-cool fashion event, with 2017 being the Perth Fashion Festival’s 19th birthday. Specific dates are yet to be announced, but it usually runs over five to six days in September of each year, and is a truly amazing spectacle. One of Australia’s premier fashion events, the Perth Fashion Festival is the ultimate showcase of runway styles from top local, national and international designers. It’s the perfect time of year to showcase all of the expected trends ahead of the Australian summer season, and will provide you with a wealth of inspiration for creative outfit ideas.

4.  Adelaide Fashion Festival

October

Adelaide Fashion Festival was a roaring success in 2016, and will return in October this year, with specific dates yet to be announced. This fashion event achieves something extraordinary, with more than 20 events and 10 runways across the five day schedule. It just seems to get bigger and better every year! The premier fashion festival in South Australia, the Adelaide Fashion Festival celebrates collections by established and emerging Adelaide designers, as they present their modern and innovative designs to global industry experts and insiders. Of course, it is a festival, so there is much more to enjoy outside of the fabulous fashion shows. Whether it’s demos by hair and beauty experts, world class entertainment, intriguing photography or food and wine sampling, the Adelaide Fashion Festival is sure to push all your buttons.

5.  Brisbane Fashion Weekend

October

Brisbane Fashion Weekend is an excellent excuse for an overnight or weekend trip with the girls to Queensland. Taking place in late October, it’s jam packed with runway shows from Australia’s best loved designers and brands. Catch a first glimpse of the most coveted new pieces and latest summer-inspired collections. Not only can you get an exclusive first look, but you can immediately start shopping the latest fashion pieces at discounted prices afterwards. The ‘Pop-Up Precinct’ at Brisbane Fashion Weekend features more than 50 pop-up designer shops offering extraordinarily discounted prices on their pieces. Catwalk inspiration and amazing designer discounts under one roof? The Brisbane Fashion Weekend just cannot be missed in 2017.

2017 – Year of the Fashion Festival

And just like that, your 2017 social calendar has had some very important events added. Australia is home to fantastic fashion events, and just like in the fashion world, you need to stay ahead of the pack if you want to secure tickets. Sign up to the mailing list for each event to get exclusive first access to tickets and VIP after-party passes – that’s a top tip from us to you!