Fashion around the world this weekend: Melbourne, Berlin, New York, Beijing & Vienna

With a new weekend upon us, it’s nearly time to put your feet up and relax. But before the weekend begins, it is time to decide on something fun, outrageous or just plain relaxing to do, and this weekend there is certainly no shortage of fun events on, whether it be in your backyard, or a daydream away.

If you’re in Melbourne be sure to check out the Australian Open. You don’t have to be a tennis buff to enjoy a day at Melbourne Park, with big names such as Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic all making appearances at this years tournament. Wozniacki, who is currently ranked number one in the world, is again bringing a touch of glamour to the courts this year in a new adidas by Stella McCartney dress. The eye-catching red number, which features a mesh insert that runs across the bodice and the back, clings in all the right places, without being overly revealing or sexual. This is certainly something regular tennis goers will recognise as a signature look for Wozniacki, and it works as inspiration to pull out an old racquet for a few hits of the ball.

Berlin is alive this weekend as fashion week wraps up, with a range of high fashion and accessories being paraded in the German capital. With Missoni shoes, MW by Matthew Williamson, Thes & Thes and many more designers being on show, you can be certain that the lead up to the haute couture shows in Paris next week will not disappoint.

Pop in to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York this weekend to catch the Fashion, A-Z: Highlights from the Collection of The Museum at FIT-Part One exhibition. Showcasing a collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories, the exhibition looks at past pieces from designers such as Chanel, Balenciaga and Dior. Take a look at some of the early work of many of fashions most beloved designers, such as an embroided black silk coatdress by Alexander McQueen during his days as creative director of Givenchy, or see Valentino’s signature red elegant evening gown from his last haute couture show in 2008.

Channel Karl Lagerfeld and Miuccia Prada this weekend in Beijing, and be inspired by the rich silks and colours of China in the lead up to the Chinese New Year. Beginning on Monday, the Chinese capital is sure to be in full celebration mode as they prepare to begin the Year of the Dragon, so what better time to experiment with fashion and embrace the festivities than now?

Fashion photography takes centre stage at the Vienna Kunsthalle museum, where selections of works by German photographer F. C. Gundlach are on show. Having shot 160 covers and 5,000 pages of editorial fashion photography for magazines such as the German Brigitte, Gundlach’s Austrian exhibition explores changing trends, femininity and the overall portrayal of women in the world of fashion.

Around The World This Weekend is collated by Lauren Kruger.