VAMFF NEWS

Christian Kimber wins the National Designer Award

The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival today announced Christian Kimber the winner of the prestigious National Designer Award presented by David Jones, with the inaugural Honourable Mention for Sustainability awarded to Arnsdorf. The National Designer Award, now in its 23rd year… …

Designer series: Meet Double Rainbouu

Get to know Double Rainbouu, the designers behind the label who are renowned for their bright, mood enhancing prints made for beach babes and pool punks worldwide.  Double Rainbouu will be showcasing their latest collection in Runway 7 on 9… …

Ashley Graham just announced

American super model, designer, author and body activist Ashley Graham will appear at the 23rd Festival on her first ever visit to Australia. Ashley, whose influence has reshaped the fashion and media industries and redefined traditional beauty standards, will walk… …

Backstage with Sarah Laidlaw & Kenneth Stoddart

Hair & Makeup trials kicked off today for the 2019 Festival with Priceline Pharmacy setting the hair and beauty scene for each runway as the Official Hair and Beauty Partner.  We caught up with Priceline Pharmacy Make Up Director Sarah… …

Designer series: Meet Bianca Spender

Get to know Bianca Spender, the designer behind the label who approaches fashion as an artistic pursuit. Bianca Spender will be showcasing her latest collection in Runway 1 on 5 March. Here’s what you need to know about the label… …

Fashion Film Award 2019

The Festival’s Fashion Film Award series is the longest-running and leading platform in Australia for the exposure and recognition of creative talent in the local and global fashion industries. Engaging audiences through fashion film, here’s what you need to know… …

Designer series: Meet Margie Woods

Get to know Margie Woods, the designer behind the label VIKTORIA & WOODS committed to leaving a lighter footprint on the planet. VIKTORIA & WOODS will be showcasing their latest collection in Runway 3 on 6 March.  Here’s what you need to know… …

Top 5 things to know for your first VAMFF

Will 2019 be your first Festival? Here’s the top 5 things you need to know to be runway ready.  1. The runway shows you won’t want to miss  There are two runway shows a night, starting at 7pm and 8:30pm… …

National Graduate Showcase Finalists

Handpicked from renowned design institutions and universities across the country, we asked the 12 Australian graduate finalists showcasing their collections at The National Graduate Showcase on 7 March 2019 what you can expect from each of their collections. Here’s what… …

Designer series: Meet Christian Kimber

Get to know Christian Kimber, the designer behind the label trying to redefine Australian Menswear through authenticity. Christian Kimber will be showcasing his latest collection on the Menswear Runway show on 8 March and on the MEL:BORN Menswear Runway show on 5… …

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