Just this morning, the Glam office was buzzing with excitement after learning that Paolo Sebastian will be opening this year’s Mercedes Benz Adelaide Fashion Festival with live accompaniment from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. For lovers of all things fashion, this is amazing news!
For those of you who just don’t get it? Well, we’ve got a little something that might help you get in the mood.
October will see the return of the Mercedes-Benz Unley Long Lunch, where iconic shopping and lifestyle precinct, King William Road, bursts into celebration of new season fashion, sumptuous food, fine, local wines and the return of the warmer months!
Held on Friday 12th October, the Long Lunch serves as a preview to the Adelaide Fashion Festival, allowing fashion lovers to peruse new season trends, purchase runway ready looks and experience a taste of what is to come. Not really a huge fashion lover? Well, it’s called a long lunch for a reason, so come along for a taste of something delicious and you never know what sort of gorgeous garment you might accidentally fall in love with!
The afternoon will see Spring/Summer fashion from a variety of premium Australia labels take to the street to inspire audiences and their wardrobes for the season ahead, and provides guests with the opportunity to shop the looks as they seem them on the runway.
This year’s event takes on a new look and feel, with a greater focus on the shared experience of fashion and the ways it connects people. Two elongated tables will stretch over 200m of the iconic strip, with sprawling grazing platters and shared plates spanning the length of the event, bringing a new meaning to the ‘Long Lunch’.
The shared food offerings will be provided by King William Road’s leading restaurants, using the very best fresh local produce. Top models will showcase the highlights of the trader’s Spring/Summer collections as they weave among the crowd, giving guests an exclusive sneak peek of new season looks!
For the first time, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Unley Long Lunch has partnered with local charity, Parkinson’s South Australia. The not-for-profit organisation provides support and information to people living with movement disorders and their loved ones, including the 8,000 people in South Australia who suffer from Parkinson’s disease.
With headquarters located on King William Road, the charity is a fitting association for the Hyde Park event, and one that The Mercedes-Benz Unley Long Lunch is proud to support.
Tickets for this iconic event are on sale now. Get yours before they run out here!