VAMFF NEWS

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… …

Graeme Lewsey

The Business: Graeme Lewsey

In our final interview for The Business series we hang out with VAMFF’s very own CEO, Graeme Lewsey. Fashion is part of his heritage. His love of fashion and design blossomed at RMIT University where upon completion of his Arts Degree, he was awarded… …

Nadia Bartel

The Business: Nadia Bartel

Shopping, style and business are just a few of the areas that Nadia Bartel excels in. She’s the founder and publisher of one of Australia’s most loved fashion blog’s Chronicles of Nadia. Here she shares her personal style and helps… …

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… …

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,… …