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The Top 20 | VAMFF 2015

See. Do. Wear. And always get close. Here are my Top 20 picks of the cultural events and runway shows from the 2015 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival…

ACMI Aaizel

– Josh Goot has scored the coveted Grand Showcase solo runway just in time for the lauded label’s 10th birthday.

– I’ll always have a soft spot in my cold, cold heart for the National Graduate Showcase

– Strateas.Carlucci also get their own show in the debut Independence runway

– What a way to end show week with the too-much-is-never-enough styling of Romance Was Born’s Grand Finale.

ACMI And Then There is Naples

Art Deco Jewels & High Tea: Mossgreen had me with scones and diamonds.

– Can Richard Nylon and Philippa Sibley coax the stereotypical fashion set into eating? Find out at Designer Bites, which is also part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

– Because your eyeballs need to see more rainbow explosions: Nixi Killick cometh.

– Which is your favourite piece out of the competitive Fashion Film shorts? Even famed photographer Ellen Von Unwerth wants into the program this year.

ACMI Crystals and the Postman are a Girl’s Best Friend by Ellen von Unwerth

– Here’s your chance to see Balmain, Dior, Chanel and 90’s-era supermodels at our very own VAMFF via ACMI’s intriguing Fashion on Film line up. All images here are a sneak peek of what’s showing in 2015.

– Afterwards you’ll want to stroll around town on a walk inspired by one of the films with programmer James Nolen for Sartorial Saturday.

– A spot of Parisian Fashion Illustration at the Heide perhaps? Oui!

– Sculptural jeweller Kate Rohde turn her attention to the finer things in life for the first time. Join her in the Golden Age.

ACMI Fashion in the 1990s

– If you haven’t seen Romance Was Born’s magical Express Yourself installation at the NGV yet, here’s your chance.

– While you’re there, dig up fashion treasures Behind the Scenes at NGV with Greta of the wonderful Fashgif.

– ‘Gods & Kings‘ author Dana Thomas talks about the drama, tragedy and impact of John Galliano and Alexander McQueen.

– Play voyeur at the première of stylist Ramona Telicican’s film ‘Strangers in a Moment‘ fusing new fashion by Chorus and new sounds by Bertie Blackman.

ACMI Pop Models

– Homage or rip off? Get closer to the truth by listening to the Appreciation VS Appropriation panel.

– Who’s the best dressed person on the printed page? Fashion in Literature may enlighten you.

– S!x want to whisk you away to Paris at their La Chambre de Bonne showroom.

– Ain’t no party like a fashion party. Crash The Social Studios Block Party

ACMI The Balmain Style

Which of the above are you pencilling into your diary now?

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