So what is the Curvy Couture Roadshow?
The CCR is a Melbourne Fashion Week event that will be showcasing independent and established Australian and New Zealand designers of plus size clothing. The scope covers swimwear, accessories and all things fashion related. The event includes runway shows (featuring Melbourne women and models as sponsored by Bella Model Management) and markets for you to peruse. So many big name Australian & New Zealand brands have signed up and there are some really amazing small brands that I’m hoping will be pushed into the main stream fashion arena by the publicity this event has gathered.
This is the first of its kind for Melbourne Fashion Week and I’m really hoping it becomes a staple event. Majority of the women of Australia are a size 12 + and these designers are tirelessly making clothes for real women who want to look fabulous.
I am very dedicated to the concept of supporting your local economy, but not at the cost of quality. That is why seeing these Aussie & NZ designers pumping out great quality (and on trend) pieces gets me really excited. There are more than enough curvy women to support them, but if you don’t know about them it’s hard to get on board! Bringing these designers to the attention of women is a cause I can totally get behind.
Will I see you there?
I was lucky enough to be given a media pass for the event (although I did also buy a platinum ticket just in case I wasn't going as part of the media pack) so will be front and center for the catwalk shows. I’ll also be walking around the venue checking out the market stalls and meeting fabulous curvy women. Please feel free to come up and say hi! I will be posting my outfit of the day on my instagram account in the morning so you can play your own game of Where’s Wally. I know I’ll be doing the same with some of the gorgeous babes I see on Aussie Curves or instagram.
When is it?
The CCR is on Sunday March 30th 2014 from 12:00pm (runways starting at 12:30pm) and finishing at 5pm. It is located at the Arts House Meat Market, 5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne, Vic, 3051.
Can I come?
YES! I would love to see as many of you there as possible! You can still buy tickets here, through Ticketek.
The ticket types available are:
General Admission: $20 presale/ $30 general/ $15 concession
Gold VIP: $50 (Second row seating, including a collectable VIP tote bag)
Platinum VIP: $75 (Front row seating, including a collectable VIP tote bag)
What can we expect on the website after the show?
After the show I will be writing posts about each of the runway shows I attend, some of the brands featured in the markets, a general wrap up of the event and some interviews with fashion bloggers & designers. It should be really fun! I’ll try keep it interesting for you, but I reserve the right to fan girl a little bit haha.
See you in Melbourne!