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Australian Summer fashion events not to miss; What's on?

The summer fashion circuit is heating up, see some of our picks below of where you need to be seen this spring / summer season.

We don’t know about you, but we are ready for a Australian summer fashion events season like no other. With the fashion circuit hotter and busier than ever before, the line-up of events is next level. Spring / Summer is here, and you know what that means in the land Down Under: it's time to sizzle in style.

From beachside soirées to high-end runway events, Australian fashion is heating up, and we've got the inside scoop on what's on the horizon and be sure to be on the watch for our very own Australian Fashion roving reporters out and about throughout these events!

"We are so excited to have our roving reporters tuning into many of these Australian summer fashion events, our audience is loving us bringing back the trends, socials and interviews from the events that they can't make it to, so we are over the moon to bring you the front row view for all things fashion this summer" - Rebecca Pask CSO

Let's dive in and find out where to go, pack your lippy, a couple of plasters for the toes and grab the girls for some fun day's out, this calendar should have you covered.

'Tis the season to get stylish; Australian Summer fashion events.

Melbourne Fashion week

With so many great summer fashion events on the calendar, see our top highlights below to schedule into your fashion calendar to finish the year off strong.... although... you may notice we are missing something

RACE SEASON FEVER is also upon us, but we couldn't possibly fit it all into this blog, so stay tuned for a girls guide to the races to ensure you take out the fashions on the field.

Let's get back to it!

Australian Summer fashion fiesta has arrived...

Don't forget, if you can't make any of these events we have our Australian Fashion Platform roving reporters at most, so be sure to stay tuned on our socials for all the juicy content.

1. Brisbane Fashion Month - BFM

Brisbane Fashion Month is Queensland’s largest showcase of local fashion and design. With more than 35 Brisbane and Queensland designers showcasing across 7 runway shows this year,
Brisbane Fashion Month

Kicking off the summer fashion extravaganza is Brisbane Fashion Month.

As the leading festival for networking, supporting and developing the Queensland fashion industry, the BFM month-long series of events each October aims to showcase the best of the Brisbane and Queensland fashion community as part of the city’s booming cultural event schedule.

Pop - ups & multiple runway shows across Brisbane’s most iconic venues where audiences can see curated collections from emerging designers, sustainable fashion labels, bespoke and custom garments, resort collections, through to our most established names in fashion.

Date: October

Location: Brisbane, QLD

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2. Melbourne Fashion Week - MFW

Embracing the ostentatious glitz of the noughties, the Underground Runway demands attention
Melbourne Fashion Week

Slipping down to stylish Melbourne, up next is the much anticipated summer fashion extravaganza - Melbourne Fashion Week.

The calendar event not to be missed in the fashion capital, this will overflow with colour, styles and trends to set the season on fire.

It's like a style smorgasbord with a side of Aussie flair. Survive the late nights with a double shot of espresso, and don't forget to pack your emergency blister plasters for those stiletto-induced emergencies!

If you missed the Melbourne Fashion Festival at the beginning of the year, make it up here and launch into the summer fashion scene.

Date: October 22 - 30th

Location: Melbourne, VIC

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3. Adelaide Fashion Week - AFW

exciting pop-ups, shopping offers and stylish in-store events in Rundle Mall and Rundle Street, you’re invited to experience, shop and discover AFW – Adelaide’s premier fashion festival.
Adelaide Fashion Week

For the die hard fashionista, in the budding Adelaide hub of fashion, SA will be bringing it home for you.

ADL Fashion Week (AFW) celebrates the fabric of fashion in the city, from boutique favorites and emerging designers to couture labels and global brands.

Through a curated program of in-store experiences, exciting pop-ups, shopping offers, and stylish in-store events in Rundle Mall and Rundle Street, you’re invited to experience, shop, and discover AFW – Adelaide’s premier fashion festival.

Date: October 20 - 22nd

Location: Adelaide, SA

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3. Rise to The Runway, emerging designers & models - RTTR

Rise to the Runway is the ultimate event for emerging and student fashion designers, as well as models, stylists, make-up artists, and hairdressers looking to establish a career in the fashion industry.
Rise To The Runway

Back to the sunshine state, the Gold Coast this is a glitter strip event not to be missed.

Roll out the red carpet and join us for a Fashion Extravaganza.

Rise to the Runway is a prestigious competition for both emerging fashion designers and models, providing a platform to drive connections with industry professionals, network with like-minded creatives, grow designer confidence, and build pathways to a successful career in fashion.

This event gets bigger and better every year and a great way to support the emerging talents within Aussie Fashion industry.

(Check out our recent LIVE chatting with young designer Tayla McFarlane from 7 Roses here) LIVE INTERVIEW

Date: October 7th

Location: Robina, Gold Coast

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4. "A Touch of Pink" runway for BCNA by Malcolm Paull

"A Touch Of Pink" - A fashion show and soiree to raise funds to help BCNA ensure those affected by breast cancer receive the very best care, treatment and support.
Malcolm Paull

A fashion event for a good cause, one that is close to our hearts,

Malcolm Paull, one of our fav emerging Melbourne couture designers (and Founding Partner of AF) brings his first solo show to the people.

Think Avant Garde, tulle and couture, nothing is too big and bold for this event,

"A Touch Of Pink" - A fashion show and soiree to raise funds to help BCNA (Breast Cancer Network Australia ) to ensure those affected by breast cancer receive the very best care, treatment, and support.

Hosted by TV personality Ben Murphy, with live performances from Katie Underwood (ex-Bardot), Harriet Allcroft, and showcasing designer Malcolm Paull's latest OTT collection, then dance the night away with music from DJ Starlight.

Date: October 7th

Location: Preston, Melbourne

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5. Women in Fashion Global Long Lunch - WIF

omen in Fashion is a nationwide initiative for people working in all facets of the fashion industry – from stylists and designers to fashion marketing freelancers and photographers, models and even passionate fashion lovers.
Women In Fashion Long Lunch and Awards

Is a long luncheon more your style?

Grab your girls, and join us at our AF table supporting the industry.

This is the place to be, one of the top Brisbane fashion events of the year celebrating women in fashion.

Recognizing and celebrating leaders in the fashion industry at the Women in Fashion Long Lunch and Awards.

Women in Fashion is a global community network that empowers business professionals in the fashion industry with support, inspiration, and recognition. The Annual Long Lunch & Awards at the QAGOMA Rooftop overlooking the beautiful cityscape is a unique opportunity to meet inspirational Brisbane fashion industry greats in a supportive environment.

Date: November 17th

Location: QGOMA, Brisbane

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There you have it, our top 5 Australian summer fashion events for the next few weeks, now we have your calendar sorted, stay tuned for our girls guide to surviving the summer fashion events blog, dropping next!

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