What Fashion Week is Really Like
March 12, 6pm - 8pm
Have you ever wondered what Fashion Week really looks like for the people who work in the industry? PR, Talent Manager, Designer, Street Style Photographer and Beauty Blogger: behind the runways and the hype, there are a huge range of professionals who play a part in pulling together an event like Fashion Week.
At this candid event, a handful of professionals involved in this year’s Fashion Week will talk about the real, day-to-day elements of their jobs in contributing to Melbourne’s fashion scene. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in fashion or wanting to pursue a career in fashion, to understand what their work is really like.
After hearing from each speaker, you’ll have your chance to ask the panel questions. We will wrap up with a glass of bubbles and a chance to meet fellow creative professionals.
How to turn Fashion Illustration into a career: An Introduction
Both successful fashion illusrators in their own right, Mads Francis and Sarah Darby built a creative business as a platform for themselves and other creatives to share their work and expertise.
At this informal event, Mads and Sarah will talk about their journeys as illustrators and how they built their businesses.
They will cover:
- How to get started.
- How to work with the brands you want.
- How to collaborate and with whom.
- Guidelines around how to get to your pricing.
Mads and Sarah will answer any questions you may have and there will be a chance to network with buddying aspiring creatives.
Drinks and Nibbles provided.
Thursday 14th March - Sunday 17th March.
We are delighted to host MAUDE studio, our favourite sparkling accessory brand, at the Creative Hub. A Sparkle Symposium pop up of bedazzling activities, starting with a private launch party on Wednesday 13th March. We open to the public on Thursday 14th for customers to experience and purchase each handmade, bespoke accessory.
On Thursday night, MAUDE studio takes over our regular Drink and Draw session with a Sparkle and Sparkling theme. Come and embellish a little something of your own with her sparkling treasures.
For the first time ever MAUDE studio will take appointments to create custom pieces.
MAUDE studio Sparkle Symposium will be open until Sunday 17th at 4pm.
Micky In The Van showings.
Sunday 3rd March 10am until 6pm
Come and view the latest Autumn/Winter 19 collection from Micky In The Van straight off the runway at VAMFF. Have an opportunity to see the collection close up, try on pieces and pre-order from the collection before it’s available to the general public. You will Aldo have the opportunity to meet the designer, Estelle Michaelides, and her collaborators from the runway show, all whilst enjoying a glass of bubbles. We look forward to see you!
Drink & Draw
Grab your squad and head down to The Creative Hub at St Collins Lane each Thursday night throughout summer!
We are putting on drinks and helping you to create a piece of art that you would be happy to frame!
Classes are limited to 8 and include all materials (yes, that means wine too!).
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book a private group!
Thursday, Feb 7, from 7-9pm
Thursday, Feb 14, from 7-9pm
Thursday, Feb 21, from 7-9pm
Thursday, Feb 28, from 7-9pm
Thursday, Mar 7, from 7-9pm
Thursday, Mar 14, from 7-9pm
Thursday, Mar 21, from 7-9pm
Thursday, Mar 28, from 7-9pm
An insider's guide to fashion writing: how to break into the business
Join Melissa Singer (The Age) and Bianca O'Neill (Herald Sun, Fashion Journal) for a night of discussion about being a fashion writer in the age of new media.
From copywriting for fashion clients or your own fashion business, to fashion blogging and fashion journalism, they will discuss style, technique, pitching to media and clients, and professionalism.
Learn from their own experiences, failures and successes, and join a Q&A and networking session at the end to ask all the questions you've wanted to ask about fashion writing.
Book an Illustrator
Illustration is becoming more and more popular in Melbourne and Worldwide. Both Mads and Sarah are Melbourne Fashion Illustrators who offer a range of illustration services to give your event an edge. You may be after live painting, live fashion illustration portraits of guests, weddings illustrations or even a large scale painting come to life over the course of your event. Whichever you are after, be sure to click the button below or even send us an email!
Live fashion illustration of your guests
Live painting on Canvas - to keep as a souvenir after your big event
Customising products (iPhone, jackets, hats)