Walker Corporation has partnered with Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) in its second year, making Collins Square one of six venues throughout the city to host a MFW Fashion Capsule exhibition in 2019.
The ongoing partnership will see Collins Square host a stunning collection of Australian designer Jason Grech’s couture masterpieces with elements of his gowns to be suspended from the glass canopy in a dramatic display that will enliven the precinct up until Friday 6 September.
Walker Corporation’s General Manager of Commercial Assets Emily Carroll said the partnership provides an additional layer to Walker’s ambition for Collins Square to provide a creative and engaging space for its workers and the wider community.
“This partnership with MFW truly reflects the passion Walker has for art and design and to create an inspiring place for the tenants of Collins Square and the wider Docklands community,” she said.
“We are excited to host a capsule collection of a renowned Australia designer. This will be a spectacular exhibition that will attract fashion and art lovers from across the city.”
In addition to the pop-up exhibition, Collins Square will also host a Wear For Success charity clothing drive supported by City of Melbourne from Monday 2 – Thursday 5 September. This will provide the community with an opportunity to help disadvantaged Victorians find work by donating pre-loved work wear.
In previous collaborations with City of Melbourne, Collins Square has hosted a range of other engaging and interactive activities to bring the best of Melbourne to the Western precinct.
“Our partnership with Walker Corporation’s Collins Square continues to grow from strength to strength, having already hosted a number of key events that have attracted people to the Docklands precinct,” [City of Melbourne spokesperson] said.
As part of MFW 2018, the retail plaza was decorated with a large-scale balloon installation suspended from the ceiling above the jewellery and accessories capsule exhibition.
This year’s fashion capsule exhibition at Collins Square is set to amaze viewers and further cement the ongoing partnership between Collins Square and MFW.