VAMFF NEWS

World Environment Day: Going Green

As a change-maker in the fashion industry, here are the top ways that we are going green.  We introduced the Honourable Mention of Sustainability at the National Designer Award, presented by David Jones. We program and amplify sustainable designers.  Our… …

Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Reality with a dose of heartbreak, optimism, and some dancing By Festival General Manager Yolanda Finch   The Copenhagen Fashion Summit is the seminal gathering of industry leaders discussing matters of sustainability in fashion and the premier place to shed… …

Trend Report: VAMFF 2019

The diversity in the range of incredible collections at VAMFF 2019 seemed just right for the times. By Chloe Naughton, Fashion Programmer Exultant and extraordinary, this year was genuinely a momentous event to celebrate and behold. The designers, with the… …

Highlights from the street scene at VAMFF

Street style snappers captured the best of the fashion scene as The Plaza overflowed with style inspiration. This year’s VAMFF street style saw statement clutches, tailored blazers and pops of colour. Here are the highlights.  Image credit: Lucas Dawson Photography… …

Empowered at the National Graduate Showcase

By Angelia Van Le This piece was written as part of the Fashion Writing Program 2019 The 2019 VAMFF campaign, “Power to the Dreamers” couldn’t be more relatable to this year’s emerging designers at the National Graduate Showcase. The idea… …

International Women’s Day Breakfast

By Angelia Van Le This piece was written as part of the Fashion Writing Program 2019 Today is International Women’s Day and I’m going to start by celebrating my own achievements. I think as women sometimes we don’t give ourselves… …

Washington announced to perform at Runway 5

Fashion-tainment has become part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s DNA, and 2019 proves to be no exception. The Festival is renowned for captivating audiences with world-class musical talent, paired with the latest show-stopping trends in beauty and fashion…. …

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… …

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… …

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