VAMFF NEWS

Lois Hazel on how the NDA changed her business

The Festival’s National Designer Award (NDA) is held annually in March, encouraging excellence within the Australian fashion industry, acknowledging designers in their first five years of business who excel in creative design, fashion innovation, high quality manufacturing standards, unique style… …

A new award announced & program applications open

This is your opportunity to participate in Australia’s largest fashion event. Applications are open to participate in the 2018 Festival Program.  We offer an exciting program spanning Fashion, Arts and Ideas focused activities for independent, emerging and established Australia’s best… …

Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Evolution Continues

Dates for 2018 Festival revealed, new Chairman announced and Victorian State Government funding confirmed. We’re pleased to announce the Festival’s 2018 dates; we will return 1-18 March 2018, marking our 22nd season. The Festival program will launch in early 2018, focusing… …

First look: NGV’s House of Dior exhibition

The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture exhibition is only days away from opening at the National Gallery of Victoria. Here is your exclusive preview behind-the-scenes from the Dior Heritage archive. 140 garments will feature in the exhibition… …

5 FASHION FILMS TO SEE AT MIFF

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) officially announced its 2017 program, spread over 18 days and featuring 357 films.  From the program, we’ve curated the five most fashionable films you must see this season.   1. DRIES  Director Reiner Holzemer | Belgium Germany (2016) An… …

First Look: Maticevski Resort 18

Melbourne Designer Toni Maticevski debuts at Paris’ Haute Couture Fashion Week. A regular at New York Fashion Week, Toni is no stranger to international runways, however, this is his first presentation on the Parisian schedule. Introducing intricate folds, layering, and floral… …

Inside Chanel’s Melbourne Pop-up Boutique

Melbourne’s MARAIS boutique is now home to CHANEL’s first ever pop-up store. This is the very first time in which a collection from the 100-year-old fashion house has been available outside of its boutiques in Australia. Inspired by the iconic… …

MELBOURNE MADE, ETHICALLY ACCREDITED

Melbourne-designed and produced label, to Barwyn and back have just launched their first collection of ethically made tech streetwear garments. Designed for urban adventurers, with a specific focus on riding culture, to Barwyn and back was conceived to support cycle… …

Raf Simons Makes CFDA Awards History

Raf Simons becomes the first designer since Calvin Klein to received both Menswear Designer of The Year and Womenswear Designer of The Year at CFDA Awards. The Belgian fashion designer was announced as chief creative officer of Calvin Klein in back… …

The Report: High Risk Dressing

The Report is a series created to showcase our Fashion Writing finalists. We send our writers to Arts, Ideas and Offsite Runway events to take a closer look at fashion that challenges our preconceived notions of the runway and explore… …