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Get among it at the blockbuster fashion festival of the year

The Melbourne Fashion Festival will be returning in 2014 for another year of runway thrills, model moments and of course, amazing local designers. A month-long Cultural Program will see lots of workshops and activities running throughout March, which will complement the festival’s core program of runway, beauty and business events. Tickets to the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (now, VAMFF) will go on sale Wednesday December 3.

Activities will include...

Fashion Film Series

Presented by: Emporium Melbourne and RUSSH Magazine
Date: March 1-31, 2014
Location: Various locations throughout Victoria
Ticketing: Free

The 2014 Fashion Film Series gives up-and-coming filmmakers the chance to flaunt their love for both fashion and film. You can catch the short fashion films on the big screen at Fed Square and the feature length films as ACMI, at Val Morgan Cinemas nationally and at local cinemas in regional Victoria throughout the entire month of March. Exact screening times and locations can be found on their website.

Windows by Design

Presented by: City of Melbourne
Date: March 1-31, 2014
Location: Melbourne CBD
Ticketing: Free

Take a walk around the City of Melbourne and give window shopping a new meaning. The city’s retail windows will be transformed into unique and modish art-inspired installations in March so delve into Melbourne’s streets at laneways and see what you can discover. This stylish project will be run by Australian creative and premier retailers.

Spirit Queen

Date: March 15-20, 2014
Location: Yarra Gallery, Fed Square
Ticketing: Free

Spirit Queen is an exhibition that examines the link between femininity and the natural world. You will be given the chance to explore the connection through large format photography, film, fashion garment and headdresses curated by photographer Christian Blanchard, fashion stylist Bec Cole, filmmakers Folie à Deux and presented by Flock Agency.

The Art Olsen Ormandy: New Works for Dinosaur Designs

Date: March 5-29, 2014
Location: Karen Woodbury Gallery, 1/167 Flinders Ln
Ticketing: Free

Head down to the Karen Woodbury Gallery to check out Dinosaur Designs' new collection of handmade floor-standing sculptures and chandeliers. With almost 30 years of experience in fashion, art and design, Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy are using this exhibition to re-interpret and take their design techniques to the next level.

Architectonic

Date: March 12-22, 2014
Location: No Vacancy Gallery, QV Building
Ticketing: Free

Witness garments represented as transformative structures through graphic imagery and sculptural forms at this unique, modern exhibition. Armando Chant, Donna Sgro and Oliver Solente will take you through a journey of fashion and collaboration.

Melbourne Fashion Festival 2014 details

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Around Melbourne, Melbourne 3000

Date 17-23 Mar

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