The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, or VAMFF as we like to call it, has come to a close once again. Everyone who has participated will need until Wednesday next week to return your call– it’s been a busy ten days and we’re all exhausted.
Some of us more than others.
Last week we mentioned that Skin+Pepper’s own Dexter would be walking in two VAMFF runways, one of which was the Menswear Runway presented by GQ.
A stand out moment in the show was M.J. Bale’s showcase, where the use of sporting props told stories that contextualised the collection. Those in attendance and Instagram addicts alike understood immediately the setting, the character and the experience behind the runway looks.
M.J. Bale’s collection was displayed alongside a long list of worthy contributors, including:
On Saturday evening, Dexter also appeared on Runway 6 presented by Fashion Journal. This particular showcase focused heavily on homegrown talent within Melbourne’s designer community. They kept it simple, kept it classy, and made a point to ensure their runway reflected the same level of diversity we see in their magazine. Our hat goes off to you, FJ.
The designers they selected for showcasing were A.BCH, Búl, NIQUE, KUWAII, HEW, and a personal favourite of mine– Lois Hazel. Lois’ approach to sustainable fashion and diverse representation, too, makes it seem so simple we wonder how others still struggle.
Until next year to VAMFF and it’s fashion minded patrons.
That’s a wrap!
- Kyah Parrott