The highly-anticipated program of shows and events for the 2015 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival has launched today and it’s jam-packed full of exciting news.
Running between the 14th and 22nd of March, VAMFF is set to show its hundreds of thousands of attendees Australia’s fashion talent, as well as a selection of international prowess.
There are over 20 runway shows for the festival, showcasing works by more 100 designers, including Alice McCall, Bassike, Dion Lee, Kuwaii, Josh Goot, Pageant and STRATEAS.CARLUCCI.
VAMFF is one of Australia’s most supportive festivals for emerging designers, with the Future Runway presented by Spotlight showcasing works from secondary school students, and the National Graduate Showcase presented by Target displaying promising tertiary student’s graduate collections. The Tiffany and Co. National Designer Award will also be presented to the winning designer. Previous winners Yeojin Bae and STRATEAS.CARLUCCI were given international attention after receiving the award, which has assisted in jet starting their careers.
Also returning this year will be the internationally recognised Fashion Business Events Series, which will host the likes of retail guru Ruth Chapman, Preen founders Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, and marketing expert Martin Newman.
Kicking off from February 15 will be the Arts and Cultural program of the festival, this year seeing some of the country’s most forward thinkers produce avant garde fashion events, like The Thousands’ Offsite Runway Series.
This is going to make for one jam-packed festival.