Every month we bring you a small round up of some of the coolest events that are going on globally. So wherever you are in the world, you’ll always have something fun to do.
Melbourne, Australia: The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
Melbourne Fashion Festival is a yearly celebration of fashion, arts, ideas and creative endeavor for lovers of fashion to enjoy. The festival runs for 19 days and is Australia’s largest consumer fashion event. If you plan on attending you can expect to see world-class runway shows featuring some of Australia’s most established and up-and-coming designers, as well as beauty workshops, retail events, industry seminars and live entertainment. A full list of the shows and events taking place at the Melbourne Fashion Festival can be found here.
1st to 19th March 2017
Tickets to the event can be bought from the event page here
Tokyo, Japan: Art Fair Tokyo
Taking place every year since 2005 Art Fair Tokyo is one of the largest international art fairs in Japan. The fair showcases a wide variety of art, ranging from antique and craft to Japanese painting, modern art and contemporary art. Each year Art Fair Tokyo develops as a platform for the art market connecting the East and the West, and the present and the past. The fair is made up of three major areas; the Lobby Gallery, which will have booths that embody the 2017 theme ‘Getting Closer to Art, Art Getting Closer’; The Access Area, which will display art media booths from around Japan and the world; and finally the Gallery Area which will have 150 participating galleries displaying a whole range of different mediums and styles of art.
17th to 19th March 2017
Tokyo International Forum, Hall E & Lobby Gallery, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, Marunouchi 3-5-1
Price: 1 day passport same-day ticket ¥ 2,800, advanced ticket ¥2,300
Dunedin, New Zealand: iD Dunedin Fashion Week
If you’re fashion obsessed and live in or near the city of Dunedin, then this is the event for you. The iD Dunedin Fashion Week is an annual celebration of fashion, creativity and style, and brings together local, national and international designers to the city of Dunedin. The event takes place over eight days and has both ticketed and free events which members of the public can attend. But if there’s two events you can’t miss it’s definitely the iD International Emerging Designer Awards, and the iD Dunedin Fashion show which is held at the iconic Dunedin Railway Station.
18th to 26th March 2017
Price: Tickets for each event start from $45.00 and tickets for each event can be found here
London, United Kingdom: Tom Cardwell: Bad Patch
This exhibition features a series of new paintings by artist Tom Cardwell of customized ‘battle jackets’ worn by heavy metal fans. The jackets showcase the tradition of adding band badges by metal fans and how their DIY customization is a way of displaying their identity and subcultural allegiance. The exhibition features two related series of works – a series of small watercolor paintings and a group of larger oil paintings and the full exhibition forms the culmination of Cardwell’s practice-based PhD project.
20th March to 7th April 2017
Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Arts, Merton Hall Road, London, SW19 3QA, UK
Warsaw, Poland: International Art Fair Warsaw
IAFwarsaw is a contemporarty art, fashion and design fair and the events is dedicated to all those passionate about art. The first event only began in 2016 but saw over 20,000 visitors in attendance. The 2017 fair will see a broad range of artwork, from sculptures and paintings, to installations, graphics, photography and modern patterns, there will also be meetings with the creators and art-related discussions.
30th March to 2nd April 2017
Marszałkowska, 00-514 Warszawa, Poland