Taking on the 42 degree heat wave, we all put our best foot forward and made our way to The Royal Exhibition Building for Day 2 of VAMFF; sweat beads and all! Designer Runway 2 was presented by Elle Australia and showcased some of the best Australian designers in the country. We saw the likes of Alice McCall, Macgraw, Life With Bird, Manning Cartell, Bec & Bridge and exclusive Emporium Melbourne designer, Bianca Spender.

Lace was strong with these designers and a true wintery palette shone through. We also saw an array of gowns, bold prints and a hint of metallic finishings. Monochrome was also prevalent throughout the collections, in typical Melbourne Winter fashion. We also saw some stunning emerald greens and rich burgandys that popped against the monochromatic base.

Manning Cartell was a stand-out for us, constantly pushing the boundaries with their stunning fabric choices and cuts. The best part about VAMFF is that everything we see on the runways is available to purchase now, so no waiting around for them to deliver to stores!