Fashion Exhibitions Melbourne – for all things Fashion , Fabric and Textiles.

Designer Markets, Fashion Fairs, Textiles Workshops, Trade Days, Exhibitions, Sewing and Craft Fairs, and Design Guilds and Collectives.

Do you know of any events or fashion exhibitions Melbourne that aren’t listed here. I would love to hear from you so please contact me here:

Costume Collection

I thought you all might like details of Lowel Thompson’s private collection of garments. Details can be found at

and also at Lowell is a private collector who has dedicated her time and resources, who has gathered together over 10,000 pieces in the preservation and display of two hundred years of Australian fashion. Emma R attended this with a group and she couldn’t speak more highly of it. It is by appointment only, so please give her a call. It is well worth the visit, and Lowel is an extremely lovely woman.

The details are as follows:39 Greenaway Street, Bulleen.

Box 246 PO Bulleen. 3105. Telephone: 03 98521794 of Fax : 03 98521724

Strictly by appointment only!!!.

Design Guilds and Collectives:

Australian Textile and Surface Design Association.

ATASDA is a national non-profit organisation that was formed to support and showcase Australian Textile Artists and Surface Designers. ATASDA and its members are actively involved in holding events, workshops and exhibitions designed to bring textile enthusiasts, professionals and educators together to share knowledge and creativity.

Design Institute of Australia – Textile Practice Group.

The textile Practice Group seeks to inspire you with a diversity of colour, texture, decoration and the application of textile design for a multitude of end uses. The motivation of the TPG is to promote and maintain a communication between designers to enable networking opportunities and broaden the awareness of textile design in the wider design community and associated industries. The Textile Practice Group meets on a regular basis and welcomes new members /recent graduates to come along.To find out more about our regular events please

contact either:

Victorian co-ordinator Egle Findlay at or

Hand Weavers and  Spinners Guild Phone : (03) 9347 3008

The Teaching Committee offers classes and workshops on all aspects of weaving and spinning. Classes are offered during the day, evening and at weekends. Workshops can be held midweek or on the weekend. All are held at the Guild rooms unless otherwise specified.

Craft Victoria

Craft Victoria membership has a wide range of benefits, including invitations to all exhibition openings, programs and events, a copy of the biannual publication Craft Culture, 10% discount at Craft Victoria’s shop Counter, and discounts at selected bookshops, cinemas and craft suppliers.

The Embroiderers Guild.

The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation open to all lovers of embroidery and textiles, whether beginner or expert. The Guild commenced in 1960 and has approximately 2000 members throughout Victoria.Our home in Malvern (a suburb of Melbourne) provides a friendly centre for members to attend classes, enjoy talks, meetings, exhibitions and displays.

Victorian Feltmakers Inc.

The objective of this group is to provide a forum for the promotion of felmaking in Victoria, and to encourage the sharing of information and skills through regular meetings. They provide a network of mutual support and encouragement for feltmakers through the exchange of ideas and information. They also publish a newsletter for members of the association which provides technical and general information relating to feltmaking.