Last night Chapel Street Precinct and Stonnington City Council put on an amazing show, not only for the fashionistas of Melbourne, but also for those who love the area. Being a passionate supporter of my hood Prahran, and a big fan of the Australian fashion industry, I went along to the “Famous for Fashion Crossroads Street Party”, part of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, on the corner of Greville, St Edmonds and Izett streets in Prahran.
As dusk hit, this iconic little crossroad of Prahran looked like a scene out of the movie (or musical) Fame. Street dancers and fashionstas lined the street, drink in hand, amazing canapés and live music by acoustic duo Frida Harnesk & James Stewart provided by Pure Entertainment created an amazing ambience.
The LMFF Street party also gave people a chance to rub shoulders with local businessmen and women and really give support for our wonderful and iconic Chapel Street precinct, and recognise it’s place as a major fashion icon of Melbourne.
The “Famous For Fashion LMFF Fashion Show – Chapel Street Edition” held at Stonington City Hall presented two parades of local fashion trends available in this stylish hob of Melbourne. Gorman, Cylk, Alice McCall, Jack London, ML Denim, Autonomy and vintage boutique Shag, were a few of many retailers who featured in the show.
Bold colours, tribal prints, intricate beadwork, checks and a glint of metallics took stage, with a slightly vintage twist at times, created by Melbourne band Client Liaison, who rocked the house with their opening act.