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Style Guide: Armadale

The best of Armadale

You may not have noticed yet, but Armadale suddenly got an injection of cool. Once it was the haunt of Toorak tractors, blushing brides-to-be and ladies-who-do-not-much-but-lunch (admittedly it still is). But now, a smattering of wine bars, loosened-up cafes and the cream of savvy-yet-sophisticated designer labels have moved on into the

APOM | Way Back When | Winter 2015

APOM

As a 90’s kid my formative years collided with the peak pop-culture dino era of Jurassic Park, the Dinosaurs tv sitcom, and Was Not Was’ one hit wonder ‘Walk the Dinosaur’ (I just aged out of getting caught up in the Barney & Friends juggernaut). By my favourite was the

Di-lia | The Rendering Graphics | A/W 2015

Dilia

Dilia Ew is the designer behind the new eponymous fashion label stylised as “Di-lia” (the hyphen is a metaphorical bridge towards her future). The first collection titled ‘The Rendering Graphics’ come from a reoccurring dream Dilia experienced in which she walks through misty woodland. The colours in the range – such

Outfit Post | Grand Finale | VAMFF 2015

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I have a soft spot for fashion that doesn’t take itself too seriously. So when I saw APOM’s new collection with this fab dino print inspired by one of my beloved childhood movies I was instantly happy (there may have been some rather undignified squealing and hand-clapping). I thought Romance

Romance Was Born Grand Finale | VAMFF 2015

RWB VAMFF 2015

May Gibbs’ gumnut babies may seem like unlikely muses. Yet against a backdrop of the late authoress’ voice and the comforting scent of Eucalyptus leaves, Romance Was Born created magic. ‘Bush Magic’ is their latest collection which puts the spotlight on Australiana via magpie feather prints, stunning wattle blooms and

Independence Runway | VAMFF 2015

Strateas.Carlucci at Independence Runway VAMFF 2015 by Scott Gick for stylemelbourne.com

The Independence Runway at the Virgin Australian Melbourne Fashion Festival put the spotlight on last year’s Tiffany & Co. National Designer Award winners Strateas.Carlucci in a slightly-tweaked, more celebratory format that I hope continues in coming years with other indy labels that deserve to shine. Other doing-it-for-themselves labels also took

National Graduate Showcase | VAMFF 2015

National Graduate Showcase by Carolyn West for StyleMelbourne.com

This may be the most sophisticated National Graduate Showcase I’ve ever witnessed at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Alumni of Melbourne’s RMIT, and Sydney’s UTS, presented accomplished collections based on impressively elucidated  concepts. Their inspiration points ranged from from painter Georgia O’Keeffe, to Chinatown collages, to the Japanese concept of

Josh Goot Grand Showcase | VAMFF 2015

Josh Goot VAMFF 2015

Of all the events at VAMFF, Josh Goot‘s runway show may be the one that provided the most talking points. As event partner and forthcoming luxury retail and residential development Capitol Grand unveiled an enticing film by fellow Oscar-winner and local cinematographer Dion Beebe (Into the Woods, Chicago, Memoirs of

United By Style | Ginger & Smart x Dulux

Ginger & Smart x Dulux

Renowned trend forecaster Li Edelkoort has recently declared that it’s “the end of fashion as we know it”. She sees many reasons for this, including a new focus on clothes (as opposed to fashion with a capital ‘F’) and couture. I think another could be that fashion has moved out

Premium Runway 2 | VAMFF 2015

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The second Premium Runway at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival featured an all-Melburnian line-up of Frankie mag-worthy labels in Alpha60, Kloke, bul, Gorman, Kuwaii and Limedrop. Listen to the catwalk sounds of VAMFF 2015 here. Photography by Carolyn West