Located at the foot of the historic Melbourne Town Hall, the Forecourt is the must-visit destination during this celebration of the city’s love for fashion.
As a welcome point before entering the Town Hall Runways, this hub of activity offers access to a series of bespoke activation and hospitality spaces for visitors to meet with friends for a pre-runway beverage and enjoy a line-up of free entertainment and photo moments.
The M/FW Information and Ticketing booth is open daily and includes a charging station so you can recharge your device. From runways to industry talks, let us guide you through the program and curate an M/FW experience tailored to you.
Open 29 Aug – 5 Sept 11am – 10pm daily (31 Aug 11am – 5pm)
Ready to welcome you into the Town Hall Runways, the Forecourt Bar is the go-to spot for you and your fashion-loving friends. Grab a glass of bubbles and enjoy a live DJ line-up curated especially for M/FW before heading inside for a memorable night on the runway.
Open 5 – 10pm
Get a sneak peek of the M/FW Marketplace with a preview of Australian Fashion Council’s curated collection of pieces from independent fashion labels.
29 – 30 Aug | 11am – 9.30pm
1 – 5 Sept | 11am – 8.30pm
31 Aug, 2 Sept | 11am – 5pm
Showcasing some of the best young designers, the Specsavers Young Innovator Design Competition aims to identify and showcase emerging talent and kick-start their design career. Winners will be awarded industry mentoring, the chance to see their designs in store, cash prizes and more.
To promote sustainability Campos will be serving coffee exclusively in reusable cups – so if you don’t have a moment to relax in the lounge, bring your own reusable cup or purchase a Campos Coffee KeepCup with the coffee of your choice for $10. As an extra bonus, enjoy our choice of coffee in any reusable cup (dine-in options available) for $3 and Campos Coffee KeepCup refills for $2 throughout M/FW. The team will also be serving hot chocolate, tea and chai, selling their specialty beans and delicious locally made pastries. Open daily from 11am.
We all love a premium travel experience, so don’t wait for your next holiday to immerse yourself in first class luxury at the China Eastern Airlines Lounge. Register for your free Eastern Miles Membership and receive a personalised fashion illustration.
Meet the team behind premium rental fashion-tech company GlamCorner in the M/FW Marketplace. The company’s mission is to revolutionise the way fashion is consumed by providing a smarter and more sustainable alternative that is better for our community and our environment.
Take the perfect selfie at Emporium Melbourne’s photo wall, for a chance to WIN a $500 Emporium Melbourne gift card.
Simply share your photo on Instagram, follow @emporiummelbourne and hashtag #EmporiumMelbourne #MFW to enter.
Visit our retail activation and enjoy a lucky dip offer on us featuring offers from Furla, Vogue, Specsavers, Kuwaii, Melbourne Central, Franco Jewellers, Obus, Bared Footwear, Joe Black, DIIDA, Chloe, The George on Collins, Salera’s, G TERLATO SHOES, First Principles Denim, Ferdydurke, Erik Yvon, AMXANDER, Mollini Shoes, West 14th, MNDATORY, Trend Creature, Secrets Shhh, Autark, Eye Clarity, Hotel Lindrum, Bose, talamade, MISTER MUNRO, Peter Sheppard Footwear, Silent Arrow, Cedar & Onyx, Atrium Bar, Section 8, ELLIATT, Sculpt Australia, Melko, InStitchu, Vow Studio, Atrium Bar and Allora.