Plaza Block Party
The Plaza will throw open its doors and invite Melbourne’s fashion lovers to celebrate the final weekend of the Festival, on Saturday 9 March from 12noon – 5pm.
Come and frolic in the sun, see and be seen whilst enjoying live entertainment, pop up activities and runways, and plenty to eat, drink, dance and do!
Incredible local live music talent such as DJ Sunni Hart, DJ Mell Hall and Dj Ruby Slippers will provide the tunes, as you take part in lawn activities such as frankie magazine’s DIY arts&crafts table, and be sure to stop in for a first hand fashion illustration experience with Melbourne cult brand, Micky In The Van.
JUME and HoMie will show their latest collections in pop-up runways happening in unexpected locations within The Plaza, and the Global Fashion Exchange swap event will be staged for you to ethically repurpose and acquire your new season’s look.
Grab a ticket to ‘HOW TWO LIVE’s TWOOBS’ workshop hosted by founders Jess & Stef Dadon and presented by frankie magazine. The TWORKSHOP by TWOOBS is your chance to bring your wildest shoe dreams to life with your own two hands. All the jewels, tools & beads you could possibly need will be supplied, plus your very own pair of TWOOBS to decorate.
Families and teens can visit the Melbourne Museum with an array of exciting and engaging activities such as From Sketch to Sample. Let’s get practical and turn your great ideas into Top Design runway pieces. Swing past Hot to Trot: Phar Lap’s Fashion Revamp. Reuse, revamp and jump on the runway this Festival’s showcase extravaganza with Australia’s most iconic horse Phar Lap.
And don’t miss out on Fashion Redux. Explore the brand new Fashion Redux exhibition, where Melbourne’s Alpha60 (fashion design duo), How Two Live (fashion entrepreneurs), Kate Gaskin (stylist), Kristy Dickinson (jewellery designer), Marion Boyce (costume designer), Nixi Killick (fashion designer), Ntombi Moyo (stylist), Melissa Jackson (milliner) and J’Aton (couture house) have put their imagination to work using items from the museum’s vast and fascinating fashion archives.
All this, and don’t forget that pop up bars and restaurants, and the Festival Bar and Eats marquee will be open all day with cool drinks and delicious treats.
The Plaza is a licensed venue. People under 18 years old can be accompanied by an adult, however they cannot consume alcoholic beverages.
Been dreaming of creating your very own pair of shoes? Following sell out events in Melbourne, Sydney, and New York, we’re excited to announce that the TWORKSHOP is coming to VAMFF!
Hosted by founders Jess & Stef Dadon, who are also the sisters behind fashion & lifestyle platform How Two Live, The TWORKSHOP by TWOOBS is your chance to bring your wildest shoe dreams to life with your own two hands. This is your invitation to a fun-filled afternoon of craft and play, where you’ll have the chance to channel your inner DIY diva and create a perfectly personalised pair of shoes.
We’ll supply all the jewels, tools & beads you could possibly need, plus your very own pair of black TWOOBS sandals to decorate… you just supply the wardrobe space!
This event is presented by frankie magazine.
Buy tickets here.
Explore the brand new Fashion Redux exhibition, where Melbourne’s Alpha60 (fashion design duo), How Two Live (fashion entrepreneurs), Kate Gaskin (stylist), Kristy Dickinson (jewellery designer), Marion Boyce (costume designer), Nixi Killick (fashion designer), Ntombi Moyo (stylist), Melissa Jackson (milliner) and J’Aton (couture house) have put their imagination to work using items from the museum’s vast and fascinating fashion archives.
12pm Bring your threads to the Global Fashion Exchange.
1.00pm – 3.00pm on The Plaza Grass
Bring up to 5 fabulous items that you would give to your friend and be ready to find a whole new wardrobe!
Drop off your items after 12pm, the swap is open from 1pm-3pm.
Are you a young or emerging designer? Want to learn the tricks of the trade from industry professionals?
In this three part workshop, learn how professional designers develop their ideas, create patterns and work with manufacturers, to create high-end fashion pieces. Each workshop will give you an opportunity to hone practical fashion making skills to help turn your amazing ideas into reality. Designed for VCE students and recent graduates, these workshops industry professionals will teach practical skills for creating a fashion empire.
Proudly supported by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and Melbourne Museum as part of Top Designs 2019.
Tickets available here.
Since launching in 2015 HoMie has cemented itself as a local favourite. The first streetwear social enterprise of its kind, Melbourne born and Melbourne made.
With 100% of profits used to support youths experiencing homelessness, HoMie extends its label well beyond the runway.
Making its VAMFF debut, expect to see global streetwear trends by a sustainable brand that challenges attitudes to fashion. A pop-up runway in the streets, by a label for the streets.
Have you admired the work of a fashion illustrator and wished you could do the same?
Fashion illustrator, Estelle Michaelides from The Bespoke Illustrator will show you just how at VAMFF’s fashion illustration workshop.
Estelle will show you the beauty in working with watercolour where you will then have the opportunity to paint one of her pre-drawn illustrations- a gift you will then be able to take home.