My First Time at Melbourne Fashion Week (M/FW)

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Hi beautiful souls, welcome to my soulful life blog. My name is Nanita Coco x I’m a Japanese girl living in Melbourne, with my Aussie fiance and a cute dog called Moana.

So this time, I want to write about my first time experience going to fashion week (ever!). I went to the fashion week happening in Melbourne, called Melbourne Fashion Week (M/FW). I have heard that Melbourne is the fashion capital of Australia, so I was pretty darn excited to see what that’s about!


City Photoshoot

The first one I went to was the one happening on Monday night, this fashion show was called Fashion x Art, and it was held at State Library Victoria.

Before the show was starting, I met up with my fiance Alex to do a photo shoot in the city.

He did a pretty good job right ? I know I was surprised too haha. He does take photos of me occasionally for content, but he seems to be getting better and better every time! The golden hour sunlight added some magic too.

I love these photos capturing iconic sites of Melbourne.

Cocktail time at Music Room Bar

After a quick photoshoot in the city, we went to the bar called Music Room. It was really close to State Library Victoria and I still had some time before the show, so we said ‘Why not make it a date!’

It was indeed the fanciest Monday I ever had haha. I made a mini vlog reel on my Instagram account, so check it out if you are keen x

Fashion x Art Runway

This show was held at the library, so it was walking through the library type of fashion show. They had so many rooms and fashion styles. It was literally like going to an art exhibition, but for fashion.

There were colors, sounds, movements, and so many styles and stories to be told…

The brands showcased were Alix Higgins, Arnsdorf, Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts with Aly de Groot, Harrolds, INJURY, JASONGRECH, J’Aton, Mariam Seddiq, Moss Tunstall, Posture Studio, STRATEAS CARLUCCI, Vault, and VERNER.

What I also found unique and inspiring about M/FW was the inclusivity. This fashion show was all about beauty regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, and size. I am finding this promoting inclusivity culture as a big part of Melbourne.

After the Show

At the end of the runway, there was an event space for the guests. We got a glass of champagne/wine (yes, please.) and a goodie bag full of products from many brands.

I went to the show by myself, so I pushed myself to try to make some new friends, and that was a success!


Walker Lane Runway

On Thursday, I went to another show held at Collins Square. This one was more of a ‘sit down’ runway show compared to the Fashion x Art one I went to previously.

The showcased brands were BAABY, days of grace, Elliatt, JAM the Label, Micky in the Van, Ngali, Perple, Pfeiffer, REMUSE and Vow Studio.

Particularly, I loved seeing the brand called Ngali which celebrates Indigenous creativity and designs. The brand uses traditional First Nations’ artwork and turns them into beautiful clothing. What a beautiful concept!

Thank you Melbourne Fashion Week for this immersive experience and I cannot wait for the next fashion week!

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