Friday, 9 March 2012

Opening night - LMFF

Had a great night at Docklands last night for the opening of the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival.  Roving gymnasts/acrobats, dj's, bands, celebrities, food, fireworks, a L'Oreal goodie bag and of course the runway (and just a little champagne).

It's just the beginning of a week long festival that showcases established labels, independent designers and graduate students alongside daily film screenings, exhibitions and business forums covering everything from retail, marketing, consumer markets, trends and the art of fashion.  More details on scheduled events via LMFF official website.

This opening night event was brought to us by department store David Jones, and provided a platform for viewing the new A/W ranges for all their Australian labels.

The show was bright, loud and fun - just the way you want an opening night to be  (anyone remember the 1984 song 'Only Shooting Love' by The Time Bandits, an alltime favourite song - well they played that during seating along with early Simple Minds, Psychadaelic Furs and INXS).   Guests in the crowd included Dita von Teese (beautiful, stunning skin and really quite petite), singer Tina Arena and the gorgeous Megan Gale (stunning and really, really tall) alongside other local celebrities from television and fashion.   My favourites where Scanlon & Theodore (of course), Megan Park, Thurley, Ginger & Smart and Alex Perry.  I might be lucky enough to get some more tickets to some events coming up so I'll post those next week.

Here are some photos mixed in with some pics I managed to take (you can see which is which!).  Check out more photos of the ranges at the LMFF website.

Alex Perry
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Scanlon & Theodore
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Pretty as a picture ... look to the left
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Little Joe
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Dita von Teese / Muse label by Dita
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Alex Perry
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Scanlon&Theodore / Collette Dinnigan / Carl Kapp
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Easton Pearon / Lover / Jac & Jack
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Bassike / Little Joe / Bianca Spender / Carla Zampatti
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Therese Rawsthorne / Ginger&Smart / Dion Lee / Megan Park
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C said...

I love the runway pictures!!!
I didnt know that brand Thurley,. gonna check it out!
Have a lovely weekend there!

classiq said...

How nice that you attended the event, Helen. I see some designs I really like. We're expecting more photos. :) And I love Dita's unique style. Have a beautiful weekend! xo
PS: thank you for the Franca Sozzani link. I admire her very much and I loved what she wrote. Unfortunately today the 8th of March, as in the case of other holidays, has lost its significance and if we choose to celebrate it the commercial side prevails.

nora chou said...

Hi there! - Seems like you lead a fabulous life! - Awesome photos btw! :)

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Audrey said...

Oh very nice to read about it, and your pics are Great Helen!


cathy said...

Great pics Helen. Its nice to see glamour back on the runway––

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