Not In The Fashion Industry? This Is How You Can Still Attend Afterpay Australian Fashion Week

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Fashion girlies everywhere are starting to prepare for Australian fashion’s biggest week of the yearAfterpay Australian Fashion Week

The week-long affair, which takes place at Sydney’s Carriageworks between the 15th to 19th May, sees the Australian fashion industry’s biggest names descend onto the city for a week of runway shows, workshops and exclusive fashion events. 

But what about those fashion-obsessed girls (and guys) who don’t work in the industry? Are you still able to attend the event? 

The short answer is yes—but it’s just a little more complicated than that. 

Below, we break down exactly how to attend the event, without having to change your career. 

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You can still attend Afterpay Australian Fashion Week if you don’t work in the industry. (Credit: Getty)

Buy A Ticket To A Runway Show

As usual, there will be a number of tickets to select runway shows up for grabs. These include: 

  • Michael Lo Sordo
  • Erik Yvon
  • Gary Bigeni
  • Iordanes Spyridon Gogos
  • Karla Spetic
  • Cue 
  • Wackie Ju
  • NextGen 
  • We Wear Australian X Afterpay 
  • IKUNTJI Artists 
  • David Jones Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway  

You can buy tickets for all of these shows on the Afterpay Australian Fashion Week website

Attend A Panel Or Workshop 

Alongside the runway shows, the event also offers a selection of curated conversations, panels and special events, including: 

  • Identity and Agency: Gender Diversity and the Fashion Industry with designer Jackie Wu,
  • I Love The Nightlife: Club Culture and Fashion with Byron Spencer and Jonny Seymour
  • Women with Drive with Lesleigh Jermanus 
  • On Trend: Key Directions in Australian Fashion 
  • New Voices In Fashion Criticism 
  • Sustainability and Industry 4.0 
  • Face To Face: Makeup Master Class 

Hit A Pop-Up Bar  

The event’s pop-up bars are open to the general public and are a great way to spot some of the fabulous street style, celebs and influencers without having to attend a runway show. 

Glenfiddichs Valley of the Deer Disco And Bar

Open between 3pm and 10pm from the 15th to 19th May, the Deer Disco and Bar pop-up will offer cocktails and DJ sets in a converted 1972 Leyland vintage bus. 

The Hendrick’s Gin Parlour 

Open between 9am to 11pm on the 15 to 18th May, and 9am to 9.30pm on 19 May, The Gin Parlour will offer gin cocktails with vinyl disks and a Michael Lo Sordo anniversary collection on display.

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