In the lead up to the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival we caught up with the 12 finalists in the National Graduate Showcase.

Take note of these names, we’re tipping Australia’s next big thing is among this crop of fresh talent. 

The VAMFF National Graduate Showcase is presented by Target and will take place on March 19 2015. Tickets on sale now via Ticketek.

 

Photography: 
Nadeemy Betros
Hair and Make-up: 
Maria Gullace
Styling: 
Carlos Mangubat
Model: 
Belle @ Chadwick Models, Qiao @ FRM
Thanks to: 
Sun Studios

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