The Melbourne Fashion Festival Opening Night #VAMFF

The Melbourne Fashion Festival is on this entire week and the runways are fabulous featuring some of the most interesting Australian labels/designers.  I have been very interested in learning more about Australian designers and brands which is one of the reasons (the main one) for why I’m here.  Attending the festival has been very fun and has allowed me to see great fashion.

Going took me back to a time when I had the chance to be the Fashion Coordinator for a fashion show in college that was annual and pretty big for the campus.  I wondered how fast were the models changing, why some had a sort of ‘no expression’ rather than some expression…was it in style for models now?, why they turned so fast at the end of the runway…..I thought it would’ve been great to see them stay a bit more so to see the entire look.  I couldn’t help but look at the cadence of the models as they ‘stomped’ the runway to the musical stylings of house music.  It was all very well organized and put together and I loved the ambience of it.  I felt my heart open and think of my mom (who also studied design) and smile.

So what called to me the most?  Was it the looks?  Was it the designers?  Was it the entire show?  I loved the entire show.  I wasn’t in love with every look I must admit and there were some I felt might’ve looked better on older models just because the styling suggested someone in their 30’s or even 40’s would look amazing in it and I think it’s a shame that there isn’t more of a mixture of ages in models who do runway shows such as these.  I felt this was more true of last night’s show rather than the Opening Night’s show.

Now for the highlights!  Enjoy…until next time Travel Spritely.

Checks ARE in.....here's the proof!
Checks ARE in…..here’s the proof!
Interviews......the festival covered all the angles pre/post show
Interviews……the festival covered all the angles pre/post show
Cute cocktail dresses
Cute cocktail dresses
Love those checks....
Love those checks….
Loved her look....very boho chic....
Loved her look….very boho chic….
The runway....
The runway….
Runway
Runway
Good look
Good look!  Here is maybe where it could’ve been cool to see older models
Another look...the turbans were cool, but will they make a comeback in the mainstream?
Another look…the turbans were cool, but will they make a comeback in the mainstream?
Her look was awesome....
Her look was awesome….
.....love...
…..love…
another amazing look....
another amazing look….
Cowled tunics....
Cowled tunics….
gorgeous colors....
gorgeous colors….
Dresses with circle skirts....and stripes were in....I think another take on the checks in a certain way...
Dresses with circle skirts….and stripes were in….I think another take on the checks in a certain way…
The classic look of top, slacks and trench....
The classic look of top, slacks and trench….
oversized knits...a throwback to the 80's
oversized knits…a throwback to the 80’s

 

Color blocking in black & white….

 

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….and then there was post-show….

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loved how he had a handkerchief and flower
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loved the combination of polka dots and stripes…
great style
great style
love the prints....
love the prints….

 

great skirts
great skirts

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