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 The blockbuster fashion festival of the year returns to Melbourne

The 2015 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival promises to be the best yet, with runway thrills, model moments and, of course, amazing local designers packed in to nine days of nonstop fashion fun. 

Over 100 Australian and international designers will participate in 20 runway events, including showcases by Alex Perry, Dion Lee and up-and-coming label Celeste Tesoriero, while emerging local designers will again be given the opportunity to take their first steps in the industry through the Future Runway and National Graduate Showcase programs.

In 2015, five labels – including Melbourne's own Verner and búl – will vie for the prestigious National Designer Award, previously won by the likes of Josh Goot, Romance Was Born and Yeojin Bae.

The prelude to the festival includes a month-long cultural program of fashion-inspired events, including the Fashion Film Series and a new mentorship program to support budding fashion writers, journalists and bloggers.

Below, we've cherrypicked our top events from the 2015 program. 

Limedrop Runway Show

Colourful Melbourne label Limedrop will premiere its new winter collection, taking parts of Australia and represents them through prints and national flora and fauna, on Premium Runway 1.

Curvy Couture Runway

Australia's biggest plus-size fashion destination returns with another showcase of independent and emerging size 14+ designers, including Meri by Design, Seraphim and Hope & Harvest.

Romance Was Born

Kitsch-loving Sydney duo Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett take over the not-to-be-missed Grand Finale with a one-off showcase of their bold, playful and fantastical designs. 

être cécile and TOME

The leading Australian labels, now based in London and New York respectively, return home to present their sought-after collections on Premium Runway 1. 

Curvy Couture Market

A smashing success in 2014, the Curvy Couture Market returns with a day of exclusive fashion, shopping and styling sessions in an inclusive, diverse and body-positive space. 

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Melbourne Fashion Festival 2015 details

Around Melbourne, Melbourne 3000

Date 15 Feb-22 Mar

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