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All the looks.

Words by

Veronica Stanford

With the crowd's attire decidedly more casual than previous nights, VAMFF’s final runway seemed to have a relaxed atmosphere.

After a week of solid fashion events, it was time to witness a showcase of emerging designers. Here’s what went down at Premium Runway Seven presented by Oyster.

Eugénie opened the show, with a leather trench and leather pants. These were followed by a strong focus on patchwork denim, which mixed both inky blues and vintage denim washes. Floral velvet dresses also appeared, giving the collection a subtle ’60s vibe.

Wynn Hamlyn brought ribbed knits to the runway, offering preppy sweaters and sweater vests. Knitted turtlenecks also featured, with ruffled detailing across the bust. 

As per usual, Kloke provided a wearable offering in muted tones, ideal for Melbourne’s winter. There were double denim ensembles in white for both men and women, loose-fitting silhouettes, fabric belts and a few quilted coats.

Pageant proved why it's everyone's favourite independent label, with a strong collection of ’90s-inspired pieces. We saw a sleek update to popper pants alongside fine mesh panels, colour blocking and form-fitting tracksuits.

Outrageous is possibly the only word to describe Garbage TV’s collection, with the DIY-inspired label covering designs with a checkerboard print. Models carried outfit-matching pillows, coats that resembled being wrapped up in a doona and (hugely) oversized fabric helmets.


Maddie Roux

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September 15 - 17.
Ditching the traditional runway setting altogether.
We've come a long way since the old suit and tie.
Exploring the Fashion and Textiles collection.
The one that was held in a carpark.
The one where I outfit repeated.
Presented by Target and Supported by Fashion Journal.
The one where street style steps up.
The one where I tried (and failed) to look effortlessly cool.
A celebration of the strength and diversity of Australia's fashion industry.
Curious Birdy & S.Rush collaboration collection.
NB: some of these lessons were learned the hard way.
Really, really, ridiculously good-looking.
Celebrating bigger and better than ever.
A work experience opportunity like no other.
Pretty things, pretty people.
Sorry all you sun babies, winter is looking better already.
Let us take a moment to reflect on the inspiring week that has been. In GIFs.
VAMFF comes to a close with Romance and Bush Magic.
Converse kicks on the runway? Thumbs up always.
The best part of fashion week.
We really, really wanted to reach out and feel the models (and yes we know how weird that sounds).
"I like the idea of how we as Australians are really in awe of everything that’s going on overseas, but really we take a...
"We looked at Japanese Bosozoku girls, which is an underground subculture of female biker gangs in Japan."
"I guess I feel a bit, not like the underdog, but I am very different to everyone else here."
"Well it was quite interesting last year, the fire alarm was set off by a steamer and we all had to evacuate."
"Not for the fainthearted, but for today's fashionkilla."
'You are never going to see us do the same sort of thing or send the same thing down the runway."
"But this is the pinnacle, the most important award in the country."
Melbourne Fashion Festival off to a fiery start.
Start your own motorcycle girl gang in Pageant AW15
Not too busy to visit us Melbourne kids.
The future of Australian fashion is right here...
This is going to make for one jam-packed festival.
TOME, ètre cècile and Martin Grant are coming home for VAMFF.
A inside look into behind the scenes of VAMFF.
A cultural night out for the fashion lover.
Monk House Design have announced the dates for their annual studio sale.
Get your shopping shoes ready because it's sale time!
Ex-RMIT fashion students and Melbourne creative cuties, Kate Renoylds and Amanda Cummings have been curating fresh designs under...