Melbourne Fashion Week – Presents an Urban Garden Runway with us dreaming of warm sunny days and balmy summer nights.

Melbourne Fashion Week (M/FW) began on Monday with the Urban Garden Runway, presented by Wesley Place, at 130 Lonsdale Street.

The intimate outdoor fashion showcase transported attendees to a place of beauty and optimism.

Spring/Summer Ready to Wear Collections were presented by Acler, Asiyam, Atoir, Buluuy Mirrii, Dom Bagnato, Gorman, Kuwaii, Morrison, Ngali, Torannce and Viceta Wang.

The designers presenting perfected the theme to dream of an Urban Garden, of Spring and Summer Fashion with simple yet sophisticated florals, barely their transparent sheers, bold colours of Pink, Green and Burnt Orange, refreshing crisp whites and our National Aboriginal Prints.

ACLER – presented timeless silhouettes fitted at the bust and relaxed at the hem. The collection pieces can easily be taken from day to night. Accentuated sleeves are huge for SS23 as featured.

ATOIR- presented barely their sheers and sexy cutouts that have us daring to bare. These particular pieces are for those that love to be on trend and be noticed.

MORRISON – Presented beautiful Linen designs in Pool Green that are timeless and easy to wear. Off-the-shoulder silhouettes with top ruffles will be a popular summer trend for 2023.

DOM BAGNATO – Dom has the gentlemen experimenting with lots of beautiful pastel colours for Spring and Summer. With the warmer weather ahead this collection is softly tailored with summery patterned hues and colourful combinations.

VICETA WANG – Presented beautiful bright-coloured season trends that included Mega puffed sleeves and lightweight summer knights with Pearl details. Viceta’s collection is for those that love elegance, opulence and sophistication!

BULUUY MIRRII – Colleen Tighe – Johnson The Australian Aboriginal Designer presented Indigenous prints that were sweet and feminine with thin spaghetti strapped dresses that can easily be paired with a sandal for day or elevated with a heel and taken to after five. Ruffles also were a key trend of this latest collection adding luxe detailing with thigh-high splits.

Melbourne Fashion Week will run from 10 to 16 October and will feature more than 600 celebrated and emerging designers across more than 100 different events and sessions.