Art gets a look in at fashion festival

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New events that integrate the art and fashion will be part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival's 20th incarnation.
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In 2016 the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival – Australia’s largest and longest running consumer-facing fashion event – will celebrate 20 years of being in style showcasing more than 100 established and emerging Australian fashion designers.

​The anniversary will be a cause of celebration for the city's artists. A host of new events that integrate the art and fashion world will be included including a runway hub in the Melbourne Museum Precinct.The inaugural ‘Discovery Runway’ series championing young independent Victorian designers and a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria celebrating 200 years of Australian fashion.

As more cross-sector collaboration is encouraged, Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley recognises fashion as ‘a key driver of Victoria’s creative industries, bolstering the cultural and economic fabric of our state.’

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