Join The Illuminated e-list by Friday 30 July for a chance to win an overnight stay for two at the sophisticated Next Hotel. With a $2,000 gift card, indulge in your own designer pieces from coveted fashion brands at 80 Collins.*


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Discover fashion flagships from modern day Australian cobbler FEIT, to international icons, such as Golden Goose and Saint Laurent. Explore Mulberry and Georg Jensen for curated pieces to reflect your personal style. Or experience the first concept store from international jewellery and eyewear designer Sener Besim. 

For cocktails, wine tastings or an opulent dinner, 80 Collins laneways are lined with the best that Melbourne dining has to offer, including Handpicked Cellar Door, Farmer’s Daughters, as well as Nick & Nora’s champagne and cocktail bar. Australia’s most highly anticipated restaurant this year, SOCIETY, is opening soon, a new culinary vision from leading Melbourne restaurateur Chris Lucas.

Nestled within 80 Collins, step into Next Hotel Melbourne through a discreet entrance to find a sophisticated sanctuary. Relax in the beautifully appointed lounge or drink and dine at the highly acclaimed La Madonna, before retreating to one of 255 elegantly understated guest rooms and suites. Be swept up in a refined aesthetic inspired by world travel and the local ‘Paris End’ of Collins St. Thoughtful design, intriguing artwork, eclectic objet d’art and residential touches merge with the city’s most welcoming service.

In pursuit of the perfect light, fashion photographer Liz Sunshine spent a weekend at 80 Collins exploring the fashion flagships and boutique Next Hotel—discovering moments of inspiration and pieces that captivate the imagination.

Experience it for yourself.

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