VAMFF kicked off in style this week with the highly anticipated StageLabel cultural runway show 2015, in which designers celebrated their individual style and made their unique ‘fashion fingerprint’ in the industry. Held at the beautiful waterfront docklands the event showcased eight incredibly individual and talented emerging designers from across the globe.
The spacious warehouse swiftly began to thicken up with fashion savvy associates, sipping on flutes of champagne and nibbling on appetisers; the room seething with anticipation for the upcoming showcase. Each designer revealed four or more of their designs, ranging from classic clean silhouettes to fun and gregarious garments. Here are my fashion choices of the night.
Tiffany’s collection is so versatile that you can wear from work to evening. Her designs are clean cut and exquisitely classic. Such elegant pieces for any occasion you are sure to be a showstopper. On the night I wore the Helix collar wool crepe top & Double Helix wool crepe skirt with silk lining. As well you can read our interview here
Ashleigh’s plays with quirky digital and idiosyncratic prints, the collection is a colourful colour palette. I loved this fun piece from her range, the majorca dress has a lot of personality to it. Purchase here
Billy & Boo
Belinda is the creator of Billy & Boo. Her collection focuses on classic and contemporary designs, using different textures and fabrics. This piece below is sophisticated and great for any special occasion out.
The pola cutout top and the junki body con skirt
Model: Letitia Sindt
Braddon Tailors suits are tailor-made to perfection. Philip Morgan creates custom-made master pieces that will fit your body like a glove.
Hayleah’s garments are a celebration of fairy tales. Her creations are marvellously unique wholly inspired and based upon fairytale books. This collection was inspired by “The Folk of the Faraway Tree” by Enid Blyton.
My pick is the pixie trousers they’re very unique statement piece.
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Lola and Lamar
Lola and Lamar are bold and daring brand. Their individual pieces are infleunced by the iconic1980’s and 90’s. Those of the brave hearted and who are not scared to show a little skin.
The work it suit
Love by Nathaly
Nathaly focuses on sustainable special occasion wear. She has created pieces for special occasion that you can wear for more than just a special occasion. This piece was definitely a stand out piece on the night.
Reversible lace-up dress
Thea & Seera
Two sisters from Brunei Darussalam
The fabrics they used in their collection were rich and vibrant. The lily dress not only beautifully made in this royal purple colour which I love, but the detail beading on the tenunan panelling across the chest.
Special thanks to
Dermie- Defiant Arts
Deakin film crew- Reilly, Benjamin, Luke, Serena and Reza
Tiffany- Millicent Elizabeth