VAMFF comes around once a year, rewarding Melbourne for the long wait leading up to our most prestigious fashion festival. New York, Paris, Milan and London Fashion Week’s are complete and finally comes our turn to celebrate the beautiful pieces that Australian and International Designers have to offer.
Melbourne’s Fashion savvy populace gathered, as usual, at Dockland Wharf for the arrival of the biggest opening show, presented by David Jones and supported by Vogue. Featuring beloved Australian brands such as Bianca Spender,Christopher Esber, Ellery,Bassike,Romance Was Born,Camilla and Marc,Carla Zampatti and Michael Lo Sordo just to name a few, it featured over 200 winter looks.
Jessica Gomes opened the show wearing a delicate sheer piece by designer Camilla. Behind her, as if playing follow the leader, were drummer boys as they drummed to the beat of the music.
Soon after Montana Cox graced the runway with her new short locks wearing leopard print beaded dress.
As the models strutted one by one they wore beautiful, lush winter pieces ranging from leathers to knits and warm trench coats. My anticipation for each designer grew, as there was not one outfit I disapproved of.
There were quite a number of trends that were on hand. Monochrome was strongly present in the runway featuring neutral tones and minimalist looks ranging from knits to coats from Bassike, Viktoria + Woods and Camilla and Marc providing versatile stunning ensembles that caught my eye.
Camilla and Marc
The 70's silhouettes were also present, as denim and tailored flares took to the runway. As well Cox wearing a fringe black number. Not forgetting our bold colourful prints and patterns by Romance Was Born, nothing less than expected from the daring designer
Romance Was Born
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Special thanks to AMPR
Lucas Dawson Photography