AFC Curated | Your week at MFW!
Our AFC Curated labels have you covered, with a series of events, workshops and runways as part of MFW throughout the week!
JOIN THE LAUNCH NIGHT | AUG 31
Come celebrate our local Australian designers, and join us for the official LAUNCH of our AFC Curated pop-up at Melbourne Town Hall on Friday evening, 31st August from 6-9.30pm, with Vogue Australia's VAEFNO! Our CEO, David Giles-Kaye will be kicking off the evening at 6.30pm, followed by a Live Exhibition from 7.15pm - 8.15pm as models showcase pieces from the designers. Drinks will be available to purchase at the MFW bar.
MFW STREET RUNWAY THREE | SEP 6
Catch some of our AFC Curated labels for a FREE runway show at the iconic Melbourne bar Section 8, spilling out into Tattersalls laneway! Featuring; A.BCH, Autark, Gehrich, Ivy Niu, Jude, MAUDE Studio, Millicent Elizabeth, Oneiric, Rbcca Kstr, Vincent Li and Kholo. Stick around for the afterparty as Section 8 goes after-dark at the intersection of fashion, art and cutting edge sounds with a lineup of Melbourne’s most fashionable selectors...
NATURAL DYEING DEMONSTRATION WITH REMUSE | AUG 31
Join designer Tamara Leacock of Naarm based label REMUSE for a demonstration of how to create cosmic pigments with plant based dyes and natural fabrics such as linen and calico. The FREE workshops will take place at the Melbourne Town Hall Forecourt, Friday Aug 31st from 11-12pm and 12.30-1.30pm.
CARE REPAIR WEAR WITH A.BCH | AUG 31
Join A.BCH and find out how they can make the clothes you already have last. Learn how to sew on a button, fix that ripped hem and stitch up that growing hole in your sweater live, onsite at MFW. Bring along your broken wardrobe favourites to this interactive workshop and they’ll provide the rest. Your ticket cost is fully redeemable on A.BCH product at the AFC Curated pop-up! The $20 workshops will take place at the Melbourne Town Hall Forecourt, Friday Aug 31st from 2-3pm and 3.30-4.30pm.
FEDERATION SQUARE POP-UP RUNWAY WITH HARLOW | SEP 4
MFW brings fashion to the streets with impromptu fashion moments popping up at different city locations throughout the week. Roving models will showcase looks from Melbourne’s new wave of emerging and independent designers and brands, including AFC Curated label Harlow! Catch the Federation Square route / 4:00PM, and the Southbank Footbridge route / 5:00PM, both starting at Melbourne Town Hall...
MFW UNDERGROUND RUNWAY TWO WITH MNDATORY | SEP 2
Witness a unique and intimate runway that celebrates eight menswear labels proudly born in Melbourne. AFC Curated's MNDATORY will be presenting collections alongside some of the city's most exciting emerging and established designers, who are known for their unique design perspective and distinct Melburnian edge. MFW’s Underground Runway Two embodies the originality our city is known for...
MFW STREET RUNWAY 2 | SEP 5
Highlighting Melbourne’s multicultural and sustainable identity through its diverse fashion culture, Street Runway Two will showcase collections by designers of social and environmental sustainable focus and of African, Asian, Indigenous and Middle Eastern heritage, with the iconic Union Lane as a backdrop. The runway includes AFC Curated label REMUSE and The Social Studio who will be part of our AFC Curated Guests showcase at the Melbourne Town Hall pop-up!
AFC CURATED WORK SHOP | ALL WEEK
Part retail space, part working studio at St. Collins Lane with Scott Benedictine, Oneiric, A.BCH and MNDATORY! The space offers a unique look into the design and creation processes of these Melbourne based designers. So often for consumers, there is a significant disconnect between the product we see on the retail floor, and the people who brought that garment to life. Curated Work Shop bridges this gap, bringing the people behind the labels and their processes to the forefront...