This Monday, VAMFF kicked off the week with a bang, showcasing some of Australia’s most sought after designers and select overseas brands. The VAMFF Runway 1, presented by Miss Vogue, was a relentless parade of stunning looks from the likes of Scanlon Theodore, Etre Cecile, Bassike, Tome, Camilla And Marc and Dion Lee. The capsule collections from each designer were each recognisable and striking in their own right.

We were taken on a journey, starting with Scanlon Theodore’s all black story. The singular colour palette drawing our focus to their ever perfect tailoring and use of textures. The stand out show-stopping piece from Scanlon Theodore being the strapless fur top. We were then treated with Etre Cecile’s pops of colour, fun prints and layered styling. The show took a light turn with Bassike’s stunning whites and neutrals. Bassike’s signature clean lines and effortless silhouettes were like a breath of fresh air on the runway. Next on the agenda, Tome. An eclectic ensemble of colourful pleats, earthy metallics, contemporary fabrications and feminine silhouettes. Camilla And Marc didn’t disappoint with their aesthetically beautiful lines and perfectly placed design details. Each of Camilla And Marc’s pieces were formidable. Only a hint of their gorgeous Burgandy appeared tonight, but this is one colour I feel will be quite present this Winter. Lastly, who other than Dion Lee to complete our journey? Each Dion Lee creation never fails to make his talent known, in an effortless, almost nonchalant way. You can’t help but love every little detail.

It was clear from VAMFF Runway 1 that the strongest trends for this coming Winter are cropped culottes and tailored pants, longer lengths in skirts, dresses and coats. Earthy colour palettes and metallics make a cameo appearance this Winter. Black and White are still prevalent and don’t appear to be going anywhere fast. This season however seems to focus on layering the same colour together as well as tonal layering. The feel of Winter 15 is all about comfortability, luxe fabrications and cosy textures.

[ Photography by Stuart Chen ]