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VAMFF recap: National Graduate Showcase

Isabella Raco

Isabella Raco

Isabella Raco

Isabella Raco

Lisa Liu

Lisa Liu

Lisa Liu

Lisa Liu

Lucie Martyr

Lucie Martyr

Lucie Martyr

Lucie Martyr

Lucy Dickinson

Lucy Dickinson

Lucy Dickinson

Lucy Dickinson

Madeleine Jost

Madeleine Jost

Madeleine Jost

Madeleine Jost

Mikala Tavener Hanks

Mikala Tavener Hanks

Mikala Tavener Hanks

Mikala Tavener Hanks

Rachel Louey

Rachel Louey

Rachael O'Brien

Rachael O'Brien

Shaydn Gill

Shaydn Gill

Shaydn Gill

Shaydn Gill

Tess Tavener Hanks

Tess Tavener Hanks

Tess Tavener Hanks

Tess Tavener Hanks

Xiangqiao Sheng

Xiangqiao Sheng

Xiangqiao Sheng

Xiangqiao Sheng

Xiangqiao Sheng

Xiangqiao Sheng

Yael Frischling

Yael Frischling

Yael Frischling

Yael Frischling

Images via Lucas Dawson Photography
Words by Maeve Kerr-Crowley

Cream of the crop.

An undeniable highlight of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival program each year is the National Graduate Showcase. This year, the runway was presented by Target and supported by yours truly.

On Friday, the Royal Exhibition Building housed a night highlighting the creativity, technique and personal flair of the graduates from Australia’s top tertiary institutions.

The runway featured collections from the following 12 finalists:

  • Isabella Raco (Whitehouse Institute of Design)
  • Lisa Liu (Univesity of Technology Sydney)
  • Lucie Martyr (University of Technology Sydney)
  • Lucy Dickinson (RMIT)
  • Madeleine Jost (RMIT)
  • Mikala Tavener Hanks (University of Technology Sydney)
  • Rachael O’Brien (University of Technology Sydney)
  • Rachel Louey (RMIT)
  • Shadyn Gill (Whitehouse Institute of Design)
  • Tess Tavener Hanks (University of Technology Sydney)
  • Xiangqiao Sheng (RMIT)
  • Yael Frischling (University of Technology Sydney)

With such a diverse lineup, the showcase didn’t disappoint when it came to variety and wow-factor.

Collections drew inspiration from a host of unexpected sources, including architecture, military uniforms, punk culture and upholstery.

vamff.com.au

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