Welcome to the first-ever issue of Shop The Runway! We’re thrilled to be bringing you eight brilliant issues of this digital magazine across the Festival, packed with designer interviews, hair and make-up tips from backstage, the best street style and, of course, your favourite runway looks, all ready to shop. If you’re here because you’ve signed up (hello, and thank you!), make sure you keep an eye on your inbox the morning after each of our runway shows for your link directly to these pages, where you can browse and buy your favourite looks in just one click. Otherwise, sign up here so you won’t miss a thing. Last night, we kicked the off the 25th annual Melbourne Fashion Festival in fitting style with the hugely anticipated Gala Runway, presented by David Jones at the National Gallery of Victoria. With 200 looks on show in front of a star-studded audience, it was a glamorous in-depth look at what we’ll be wearing (and coveting) this season. From easy tailoring to vibrant print dresses and the coolest casualwear, there’s something to suit every style. Check out our shopping pages to find some of our favourite looks from the runway and click to shop directly on the David Jones website now. Further along in the issue, meet David Jones ambassadors Victoria Lee (who is also gracing our inaugural cover) and Tom Derickx, and shop like a professional buyer with insider tips from the top. Plus, discover the National Designer Award winner and finalists – ensure you commit these names to memory as we know you'll be hearing a lot more from them. I hope you enjoy our first issue. See you at the shows!