Easy glamour at the continuation of The Melbourne Fashion Festival presented by Vogue Australia

The Melbourne Fashion Festival presented by Vogue Australia brought the continuation of the festival on Wednesday night with a beautifully arranged runway. VAMFF is putting on another  amazing spectacle at the Royal Exhibition building in Carlton.

The premier fashion institution brought together some of Australia’s top designers. With ethical fashion in the spotlight. Designers from labels Bassike, KITX and Bianca Spender displaying their forthcoming seasons. Continuing trends on show over Festival with velvet, military tailoring and Gothic grunge. A relaxed drape was a centre piece and an easy sophistication ruled.

With a packed house of fashionistas viewing the show, the response to the Vogue Australia designers was deeply passionate. “Did you see that velvet suit?” Stephanie from Fitzroy said to Melbanight as the Bianca Spender portion was walking. “I just want to leap up there and take it now” her enthusiasm for the designers electric.

Denims, jackets and lace oh my!

The Melbourne Fashion Festival presented by Vogue Australia
Vogue Australia Runway/© MARISHA DUDEK PHOTOGRAPHY.

With a diverse runway on show, Vogue Australia had a great selection of cultural backgrounds walking. A personal highlight was Lou Kenny, at 58 years young. As one of Australia’s most in-demand models, in an Albus Lumen top and skirt, Kenny walked to rapturous applause as she took to the runway.

The next time we saw Kenny walking with poise and grace she wore a Christopher Esber slip dress, with a T-shirt underneath. Proving women of any age can wear Australia’s hottest designers.

The festival’s executive producer, Geraldine Frater-Wyeth, said festival goers can expect more diversity on the runway than ever.

“With the casting manager we put quite a few options forward. We put Lou Kenny [forward] to represent an older demographic on the runway. It was really well received by the stylist and the magazine,” she said.

Over the next week, close to 30,000 Melbournians will join in the Festival. Viewing 12 Runways. Highlighting what’s in store for the next seasons. The Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) is now in it’s 21st year. Set in the stunning Melbourne Exhibition Building in the Museum precinct. There is tonnes on over the Festival, with multiple activities on at The Plaza. Even if you have no ticket to the Runway shows you can interact with the crowds and check out the Melbourne style on full display.