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Tiffany & Co. National Designer Award 2015 | VAMFF

Last night at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival was brought to you by the letter ‘T”; for Tiffany trophies and triumphant tears! Amanda Cumming and Kate Reynolds of Melbourne label Pageant were revealed as the winners of the 2015 Tiffany & Co. National Designer Award. Judged by VAMFF CEO Graeme

Sneak Peek | National Designer Award 2014

Butterflies (of the nervous variety) were a recurring theme yesterday as six labels under five underwent judging for the 2014 National Designer Award presented by Tiffany & Co. Against a backdrop of iconic Tiffany’s little blue boxes and twinkling diamonds, London Management model Sarah Burns showed a hint of what

LMFF National Designer Award 2013

Over breakfast at Tiffany’s yesterday – and in a boon for Australian menswear design – From Britten was awarded the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival’s 2013 National Designer Award. Designers Tim and Alex Britten-Finschi carry on a heritage; their mother Linda Britten presented her gowns at LMFF on Monday in an opera-fuelled showcase. The

National Graduate Showcase | Melbourne Fashion Festival | 2014

Gabrielle Brown at the National Graduate Showcase VAMFF 2014. Photography by Scott Gick for StyleMelbourne.

From enormous teddy bears to optical illusions to kinetic movement to mementos; inspirations for the collections included in the National Graduate Showcase at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival are always vast and varied. Fashion design graduates Juliette Booth, Gabrielle Brown, Chin Hau Tay, Tan Thanh Trieu, Victoria Thaniotis, Yan Wang,

Emerging Melbourne designers shine at iD Fashion Week

Last week, iD Dunedin Fashion Week presented its International Emerging Designer Award to a rising star for the seventh time. From a field of 26 finalists (from 120 entrants across 20 nations) RMIT’s Kate Bolzonello was deemed the most promising as judged by Vogue online editor Damien Woolnough, Akira Isogawa, Stefano Sopelza and

Oaks Day 2010 – The Millinery Award

Australian flowers inspired Millinery Award 2010 winner Liza Stedman on Melbourne Cup Day. The milliner said that the nude and red hat was designed to mirror the beauty of a eucalyptus flower. Runner-up Lynette Lim’s design featured a red heart made of roses with a black patent leather bow which

Independence Runway | VAMFF 2015

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

Get Close to VAMFF 2015

The next Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is beckoning us to “get close” both via technology and real life means. You’ll note that in the festival’s contemporary 2015 campaign, revealed in full last night, a trio of models are pressed against glass while wearing some of the flagship Australian designer

Independent Runway | Melbourne Fashion Festival | 2014

One Fell Swoop at the Independent Runway VAMFF 2014. Photography by Calvin Cropley for StyleMelbourne.

Last night the nation’s slightly under-the-radar labels took back some of the spotlight at the Independent Runway for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Tiffany & Co National Designer Award nominee Christina Exie and last year’s victors From Britten took to the catwalk alongside designs from Emma Mulholland, Kathryn Beker, Neo

Independent Runway at LMFF 2013

Kathryn Beker, Neo Dia, Jolet, Fame Agenda; there’s so many talented (and just darn buyable if you can find them) independent designers around town at the moment. Livia Arena is another favourite of mine. And it seems I won’t get much argument from the smart cookies at LMFF as her