VAMFF NEWS

2018 Fashion Film Award

The Festival’s Fashion Film Award presented by RUSSH, supported by Val Morgan 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. Watch as designers, directors,… …

Behind the Scenes: Campaign Shoot

Campaign credits: Creative direction and styling – Mark Vassallo Photographer – Justin Ridler Motion content – Sense 6 Models – Chaya Kasif (Chadwick), Geron Nord (Chadwick), Olympia Christou (Work) Hair and makeup – Priceline Pharmacy Designers featured: Maticevksi, Dion Lee, J’Aton,… …

2018 Campaign Creative Concept

This year’s campaign, unveiled today, explores the relationship between fashion, technology, and an experience, challenging us to enter a new epoch of Australian fashion. CHAYA: J’Aton dress, Alexandra Blak earring and Mimco earrings The Festival set out to create an… …

VA Grand Showcase designer announced

Australian label Ginger & Smart, founded by Sydney sisters Alexandra and Genevieve Smart, will show their AW18 collection as part of the 2018 Virgin Australia Grand Showcase. The Virgin Australia Grand Showcase is the centerpiece event of the Festival with… …

You Can’t Do That Exhibition

From rule breakers to fashion makers, Melbourne Museum announces exhibition with as part of our 2018 Arts Program. Sometimes, hearing ‘you can’t do that!’ can be the perfect provocation to show what you’re really made of. A new exhibition opening… …

2018 Ideas Program announced

We have announced our stellar and much anticipated lineup of speakers that will descend on Melbourne in March 2018. Taking in the panoramic view of Sydney Harbour from the rooftop of the Sydney AMP Building, Festival CEO, Graeme Lewsey, together… …

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… …