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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014

Alice McCall MBFWA

This week I’ll be condensing some of the highlight MBFWA catwalk presentations down into bite-sized pieces for New York based publication The Fashion Spot. So if you’re sans time or trying to see the runways incognito from your desk, tune in here. The show list will be updated as we

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,

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

Camilla’s Grand Showcase | Melbourne Fashion Festival | 2014

VAMFF 2014

Perched cosily on the designer’s own embellished pillows we watched as Camilla Franks took her turn to star in the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Grand Showcase. The orchestral sounds of a live symphony made a moody backdrop as the ‘And God Created Woman’ collection marched down the catwalk adorning feathered

Runway 7 | Melbourne Fashion Festival | 2014

Nevenka at Runway 7 VAMFF 2014. Photography by Scott Gick for StyleMelbourne.

The final official Runway at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival had me dancing in my seat (it was a Friday night after all). Alice McCall’s comic book prints packed the intended punch, Limedrop‘s range went from sweet to plastic fantastic and we welcomed Sydney label Macgraw to the VAMFF

Runway 6 | Melbourne Fashion Festival | 2014

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Runway 6 got arty at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival last night. Ellery’s collection incorporated abstract art prints and tapestries by Ben Barretto. Meanwhile Yeojin Bae’s curvy panelling reminded me of the marbled paintings of childhood. Runway 6 also featured the leading labels Alex Perry, Arthur Galan AG, Carla Zampatti, Lui Hon

Runway 5 | Melbourne Fashion Festival | 2014

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Runway 5 at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival was a showcase of those so-cool-right-now labels that those with street-style cred tend to take a shine to. Not too exclusive, not too common, these designs as just right for our collective wardrobes. I can’t decide whether I covet Cameo’s mermaid-esque

Runway 4 | Melbourne Fashion Festival | 2014

Runway 4 VAMFF 2014

Sweet wardrobe dreams are made of this. After watching the contemporary Runway 4 at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival I now want to shimmy in YB J’Amie by Yeojin Bae‘s tasselled hemlines, wrap up in one of Bianca Spender or Michael Lo Sordo’s long-line overcoats and slip into Ginger

Runway 3 | Melbourne Fashion Festival | 2014

Kuwaii VAMFF 2014

Oh deer! Leonard St’s fawn motif as seen at Runway 3 of the Virgin Australian Melbourne Fashion Festival is awfully cute. It seems to be the show for adorable features; who else but Gorman could make me crave my five daily veg (to wear as a print at least)? And

Runway 2 | Melbourne Fashion Festival | 2014

Trelise Cooper at Runway 2 at VAMFF 2014. Photography by Tanika Mackay for StyleMelbourne.

I like to think of the official Runway 2 at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival as the more angelic sister to the first runway. Rather than leather, this show opts for lace and silk and beading. Hardwick was a pleasant surprise; who knew a spin-off of a bridal label