VAMFF NEWS

Australian Fashion and Arts leaders join the Board

We’d like to welcome two new board members to our Festival, former Harper’s BAZAAR editor and esteemed fashion mentor, Kellie Hush, along with experienced philanthropic director Kallie Blauhorn to join our Board of Directors, cementing our future growth and success. … …

Everything That Happened At Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Vogue’s sustainability editor Clare Press shares her diary. Last week the Copenhagen Fashion Summit happened. What’s that? Think the Davos of sustainable fashion, with everyone who’s anyone in the green scene, globally, coming together to network and discuss ways to… …

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… …

Yolanda Finch

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:… …

Maticevski’s Dark Wonderland Unveiled

“Dream a little more than you’re supposed to, dress up and feel wonderful” – Toni Maticevski. The works of Toni Maticevski have come to life in a new retrospective exhibition hosted by the Bendigo Art Gallery which opened on Saturday… …

#VAMFFbiz – The InDetail* Wrap-Up: 24 June 2016

The team is thrilled for the Festival to lead this week’s #VAMFFbiz wrap-up after announcing the outstanding achievements of the 20th Festival on Wednesday and a new set of dates for the 2017 event, 1-19 March. Festival friends and Tiffany… …

Save the Date: #VAMFF 2017 + 2016 Highlights

We are celebrating our milestone 20th year. The extraordinary 2016 program boasted over 700 Australian and international designer fashion brands and creative heavyweights across 186 world-class events. To the 380,000 people who attended this year, including our incredible partners, influential supporters and our loyal fans,… …

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