Melbourne runways to deliver fashion fix

Melbourne Fashion Week kicks off today, and features more than 150 events.

Melbourne is back in vogue with the city's annual fashion week promising exciting ensembles and deals for savvy shoppers.

Opening on Friday, Melbourne Fashion Week will run across seven days and nights with more than 150 events, some of them free.

Among the day-one events will be an open air show in Bourke Street Mall, jointly hosted by Vogue.

A diverse range of models and influencers have been named as the faces of Melbourne Fashion Week, including Australian supermodel Ajak Deng.

Sudan-born Deng has become a favourite on the runway for the likes of Lanvin and Louis Vuitton.

International and national brands, independent labels and up-and-coming designers will be on show including Scanlan Theodore and new Melbourne labels Louis Hazel, Kalaurie and Dress Up.

Last year 60,000 people attended the fashion event and some $8 million was injected into the city's economy.