VAMFF BLOG

The Future Leaders of Fashion

We’re proud to reveal today the 12 finalist student designers that will showcase their graduate collections at the National Graduate Showcase presented by AMP Capital Shopping Centres and supported by Fashion Journal.   The 12 finalist designers are: Natalie Vladimiroff,… …

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National Designer Award finalists announced

We’re exciting to share the finalists for Australia’s most prestigious award fostering excellence in the fashion industry, the National Designer Award presented by David Jones and Supported by Harper’s BAZAAR. The six finalists for 2017 are: Lois Hazel (VIC) EXINFINITIS (VIC)… …

Hair & Makeup Runway Trends

Today international beauty expert Rae Morris and world-renowned hair expert Kenneth Stoddart from Priceline Pharmacy ran hair and makeup trials from which, will form the beauty looks to be seen on the Runway this March. In the lead up to… …

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Behind the scenes at 2017 model casting

Today, the nation’s top modelling talent vied for their chance to grace the esteemed runway in the nation’s largest fashion event this March.  Taking place in the iconic Touring  Hall,  Melbourne  Museum,  the model casting presents the best talent to our world-class runway producers who each… …

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Q&A with CAMILLA AND MARC

Celebrating the extraordinary talents of one Australia’s most successful and globally recognised designer brands the Virgin Australia Grand Showcase in 2017 will feature CAMILLA AND MARC. We caught up with the dynamic duo to find out more. Q: In the… …

Fashion Film Series

Fashion Film Series 2017 Finalists

The Festival’s Fashion Film Series is the longest-running and leading platform in Australia for the exposure and recognition of creative talent in the local and global fashion film industries. In 2016, the Australian and International finalists’ short films were screened… …

Best Dressed from our 2017 Festival Launch

Last night marked the official launch of the 2017 Festival at our home, the Melbourne Museum. A style filled night with an array of fashionable guests were in attendance to help us celebrate. Keeping to the theme, Australian Designers was… …

Australian Fashion On The Global Stage

Each year, more and more Australian fashion designers are making their mark on the global stage, with designers such as Zimmerman, Tome and Dion Lee receiving international acclaim for their recent shows at NYFW. Our Festival CEO Graeme Lewsey believes that we… …

2017 Fashion Writing Series Mentors Announced

Returning for its third consecutive year, the Fashion Writing Series – part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Arts Program – sees another group of influential journalists come on board to support the winners of the mentorship program. The… …

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How to make it in the fashion industry

“My favourite moments’ involved disasters of some kind that we overcame to make the show go on”. – Yolanda Finch Whenever people with successful careers in fashion give interviews, there seems to be one thing we all want to know first:… …