It’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week from 26 August to 2 September, as the Aussie fash-pack descends on our city. For us, it involves the obligatory getting dressed up, contouring and re-contouring, then just powdering over it all to spare the panic attack, before teetering down Swanston Street in sky-high Steve Maddens that hurt so much, you shed a tear with every step.
But no matter how far or wide you travel, whether you go to New York, Sydney or Seoul, the people at fashion week are always the same blend of exotic, interesting, laughable and fab.
Make sure you keep your eyes out for these seven people, when you hit up MSFW.
1. THE ONE WEARING SOMETHING OUTRAGEOUS
You will walk past many gorgeous, six-foot, all-black forgettable outfits. This is a fact. But at every fashion week you attend, you’ll come across an outfit worn by a guest that’s so outrageous, you stop looking at the runway. Earrings made from real carrots, a dress stitched together with human hair, boots made from two blue plastic Bulla ice-cream tubs. Stop yourself from wondering if you can pull off a bracelet that is literally just a TV antenna. You definitely cannot. But keep your eyes out to see if Balenciaga ever accessorise with a soup ladle for a headband, and tell all your friends: I saw it first! And … absolutely loved it.