Melbourne Retail Festival: Take us back!


The first ever Melbourne Retail Festival took place on March 28th/29th at the Australian Events Centre, showcasing over 150 exhibitors and including live seminars with some of the industry’s best.

Melbourne Retail Festival was such a fun, upbeat and motivational event that we were so lucky to be a part of. With exhibitors including UGG Australia, Friend of Audrey and many more, we were blown away by the incredible work of all of these small businesses.

Whilst it was Melbourne Retail Festival’s inaugural year, it was also the beginning of something for the Masters too: our first ever T.M. Touch Up Bar! Our interactive touch up station completely exceeded our expectations. With various festival goers and brand representatives taking a break from their days to get pampered, our #MastersTribe had a day full of mini makeovers, hair styling and even mini manicures! 

If the T.M. Touch Up Bar wasn’t exciting enough, having celebrity stylist and blogger Jamie Azzopardi in our chair certainly added the icing on the cake! Azzopardi took the opportunity to get prepped at our T.M. Touch Up Bar right before his panel chat, looking fresh and polished thanks to our team.

One of the major highlights for us (and we hope others) was our runway show on Day 1. Modelling a variety of students designs, our runway show added a fun, inspirational energy to the day overall and had all heads turning! This runway show of course would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the dedicated work of our Fashion Design students and the models styling by our fabulous hair and makeup students! This is one of many examples of the way the Masters Institute offers real world experience and honours collaboration amongst the creative fields.

Along with our runway show and Touch Up Bar, we loved having the chance to chat to different retailers about potential collaborations, the use of our studio as an event space, our T.M. Agency and our new photo studio. That’s right- The Masters now have our very own photo studio space! Stay tuned for more photos to come!

Aside from what's in store for us, we would love to thank Melbourne Retail Festival for having us at their incredible debut and can't wait for next year!

For all other enquiries regarding T.M. Agency, events, photo studio usage and the T.M. Touch Up Bar, please contact to discuss further.