VAMFF 2015; Independence Runway show – OYSTER

Well, where do I begin? This show was full of Australian talented fashion masterminds that have sprung up across all over our Australian borders but as well internationally. I was astonished by the whole show to finish up VAMFF – it was definitely a high note for me personally!

Here is how my night  started

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Kirsty Irwin

I began the night feeling inspired and excited, as I was honoured to wear a student piece by Debbie Yann, a 4th year student studying fashion design at RMIT.

Debbie experimented with raw/animalistic materials being tamed as a result this beautiful jacket was created I flaunted her spectacular creation throughout the night. Over 100 hours of hand-sewed work was put into the jacket to be created! Student feature will be soon all about Debbie so stay tuned!

Kirsty Irwin and I (creator/designer of KIRSTY IRWIN label & JAGGAR the label) Hung out for a little and talked all things fashion. I interviewed Kirsty not so long ago online so it was good to meet in person!

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Emily Highfield

I was delighted to sit next to Emily Highfield at the event. It was good catching up with her; I have always admired her, as she is a talented woman in the fashion industry and an incredible fashion blogger. Emily has just recently launched her new brand HUNTR, be sure to check it out.


The show commenced with last year’s winners Tiffany & Co National Designer Award –

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Showcasing detailed leather pieces and grunge edge collection.

Rocking leather to constructed tailored pieces. It was edgy-cool and dark, which i loved about the collection. The detailing on the leather jackets and vests were statement silver zippers which shows quality!

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Right after STRATEAS.CARLUCCI, vocalist Chela came out on the runway to perform. And what a performance it was! She sang her song “Handful of Gold” with so much energy. She then danced on the runway with two back up dancers. I can’t really explain in words so here’s a little snip of her performance below. It really has left me in the best mood since.

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After being musically satisfied seeing Chela’s performance. The runway commenced with the following designers Celeste Tesoriero, Elissa McGowan, Salasai, Emma Mulholland, Dress up and Pageant. Pageant won this years winners of Tiffany & Co National Designer Award.

Dress Up 

Showing us a couple of pointers on how to dress like a Parisian With the use of darker colours and textures using tailored garments –  creating the perfect French style.

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Emma Mulholland

Emma Mulholland showcased a beautiful vibrant colourful collection. Featuring embellished statement pieces – detailed designs with sequinned Gullahs!


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Celeste Tesoriero 

Keeping in Australian theme Celeste Tesoriero perfected along with having the models parade the runway accessorised with the most sweetest koalas backpacks.

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Elissa McGowan

Graceful and stylish Elissa McGowan collection ranged elegantly from water coloured  printed silks to classic feminine silhouettes!

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Salasai

Keeping with all things dark with tailored pieces with smart and tailored pieces along with nostalgic printed shirts to skirts.

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Pageant

This years winners Tiffany & Co National Designer Award.
Pageant’s collection was fresh, glossy and tasteful. Its quintessential silhouettes was nothing less then excepted biker babe’s came to mind!

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The finale showcased all the designers with the musical track “Freedom” by George Michael as each model paired off-hand in hand down the runway.IndepemdantRunway_101

We left the Oyster show not only impressed by the talent we have in Australia but with a sense of joy from the night that came well into the week.

Over and out… my foxes!

Big thank to AMPR xx

Photography credit: Lucas Dawson

Outfit Edit:

Wearing Debbie Yann’s feather jacket 

Dean & Nadine Aztec drops earrings 

Wild.Horses black jumper

Sportsgirl – wide leg trousers
Big thank you to Lisa from Dean & Nadine Debbie Yann 
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