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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

Runway 1 | Melbourne Fashion Festival | 2014

It was all love for leather and fierce ear adornments at the first official runway of the 2014 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Catching my eye; Josh Goot’s glitchy print that reminded me of the perforations on the paper of a pianola or music box, Willow’s sheer polka-dotted mesh (surely

David Jones | Melbourne Fashion Festival | 2014

The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival officially took off last night, as per tradition, with an epic opening runway of David Jones’ Australian designers. Below you’ll find a few of our favourite moments from the show; I’d love to hear what has ended up on your personal wishlist for the

Nixi Killick | Melbourne Fashion Festival

Never fear; the Martians haven’t invaded Melbourne. This is simply Nixi Killick‘s psychedelic dreamscape come to life. At last year’s fashion festival Nixi was a stand-out in a strong graduate showcase. This time around the vibrant designer debuted her label on models who moved like languid lava lamps in a

Diary | Spirit Queen | Melbourne Fashion Festival

Spirit Queen

How entrancing is this image? It’s model Louise Van de Vorst in a new series called ‘Spirit Queen’ as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Fashion photographer and Folie a Deux filmmaker Christian Blanchard (who has recently shot for Tangent, Pages Digital and Spook magazines) and stylist Bec Cole

Diary | Seasonal Delights | Melbourne Fashion Festival


Artist and food designer Ryan Foote (his clients include Chanel and fashion weeks around the nation), recently invited me to contribute to his new project ‘Seasonal Delights; Consumption of Trends and Worlds Around Us‘ for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Now, it’s my pleasure to invite you to see the

Preview | National Graduate Showcase 2014

Texture and tactility are key this Autumn/Winter season, a trend which the dozen stellar fashion design graduates chosen for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s 2014 National Graduate Showcase seem to have collectively tapped into. Here’s a little glimpse of the ideas we will see on the runway.Congratulations to bright

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

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2014 Beauty Sneak Peek

The magpie in me zeroes straight in on the gold-flecked lids that model Phillipa is sporting at this year’s Virgin Australia Fashion Festival Hair and Make-up trials. Tearing my eyes away to scan a few more of the faces-in-progress it seems new L’Oreal Paris make-up director Elsa Morgan’s proposed looks

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2014

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. VAMFF. Get used to rolling that name off your tongue as the beloved fashion event has a new co-pilot in the airline (I promise that will be my last aviation-related nod to the partnership). “VAMFF” does have a certain ring to it though. At VAMFF’s