Style Melbourne

Vamff 2015

Get Close to VAMFF 2015

6. GET CLOSE Image 03_

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

Fashions on the Field 2014

a

In mere hours, the Myer Fashions on the Field winner for 2014 will be decided based upon a set of criteria and subjectivities that sit both outside of and inclusive of fashion as we know it (and that sometimes break the VRC’s own outmoded-yet-charming dresscodes). I hope the judges manage

Beyond the Birdcage | Melbourne Cup Carnival 2014

Erykah Badu for Lavazza

So the Birdcage at Flemington during the Spring Carnival is really like another world that only a relative, privileged few are permitted to enter. It would be easy to dismiss this Melbourne institution as yet another display of our consumerist excess sometimes verging on the debaucherous (past Lavazza invitees; you know who

Caulfield Cup 2014 | Track Style

IMG_1137

As Admire Rakti crossed the finish line at the Caulfield Cup this past weekend, I was keeping an eye out for people who were in fine form beside the racecourse. The hunt for the best or – even better – the most interesting modern racewear was on around style hotspots

Thurley | Spring Racing

DSC01392

A miniature horse called Eskimo almost outshone the frocks as Thurley unveiled their Spring racewear offering over a celeb and stylist-studded brunch this morning. Designer Helen O’Connor will naturally be sporting her own label to Caulfield, Derby, Oaks and maybe Melbourne Cup Day this year. And she’ll be showcasing several minimal

Style Spy | Yellowglen Terrace | Turnbull Stakes Day

DSC01250

Aside from Turnbull Stakes champion horse Lucia Valentina, the other winners this past weekend seemed to be lady milliners. As the hub for style on this Melbourne Cup Carnival preview day, the Yellowglen Terrace was awash with beauties sporting mainly Danica Erard headpieces alongside serious showings by Jill and Jack

The Eternal Headonist | Now Open

Love Lotus. The Eternal Headonist

“Hats will change the way you think about yourself, they will change the way other people see you. You need courage to wear a hat nowadays because hats are a commitment. People will look at you – they’ve got eyes – and when they look at you with a hat

Jenkins & Jane | Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014

Jenkins & Jane by Christos Pavlidis at MSFW 2014

Fashion week overload? Think of this MSFW show by new label Jenkins & Jane as soothing respite for your besieged peepers. Shot by Christos Pavlidis, the collection is all fluffy clouds,  faded sunsets and vast skies. Kim Jane’s photographic nature prints are given the fashion treatment by designer Carla Jenkins

Nixi Killick | Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014

Nixi Killick by Tanika MacKay for StyleMelbourne.com

For one night only, Finlay Lane could claim the mantle (from the paint-daubed icon that is Hosier) of being Melbourne’s most polychromatic alleyway. Fashion designer Nixi Killick was responsible, presenting an MSFW production of creatures that glowed in the dark (face it; they’d be luminous even in full sunlight). When

Emerging Runway 1 | Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014

_63A2038

The first Emerging Runway at MSFW showcased the fledgling concepts of fashion students from the Box Hill Institute, Melbourne School of Fashion, Whitehouse Institute of Design and Kangan. Here are Carolyn West‘s photographs of the vivid event for StyleMelbourne.com. Jennifer Ho Frank Bonacci Rachel Mufale Rachael Opolion Harriet Doran Stefania