Monochromatic vibes for my first fashion show.
I attended my first fashion show on the weekend, the VAMFF, and to make the experience even more memorable was that I attended with my younger sister Remi. I didn’t know what to expect other than incredible fashionistas from all walks of life. Aside from admiring what everyone was adorned with, I was really blown away by the whole set up of the event. The atmosphere was out of this world! There were food stalls to fuel up when needed, an amazing variety of photo booths, swing sets decorated with an amazing floral backdrop including models and bloggers. Lots of them, everywhere! I was unreservedly in ‘fashion’ heaven and there was no other place I would rather have been. VAMFF is a great excuse to round up the girls for a huge girl’s night out as well as meeting up with fellow aspiring fashion bloggers. I even had the chance to officially meet Ironic Minimalist even if it was only for a brief moment.
PREMIUM RUNWAY 3
Premium Runway 3 presented by one of my favourite magazines, Harpers Bazaar was an incredible start to my first VAMFF experience. Featuring new season pieces by the likes of Dion Lee, Macgraw, Carla Zampatti, Romance Was Born, Ginger & Smart, Yeojin Bae and Manning Cartell. All the brands were incredibly lust worthy yet the two that were a stand out for me were of course Dion Lee and surprisingly, Romance Was Born.
As a fellow androgynous, I was instantly in awe with the understated and exaggerated pieces by Dion Lee. It featured amazing modest elements yet with a slight femininity, and modern silhouettes such as mid length pleated skirts and dresses, oversized blazers and vests just to name a few. To say there were a lot of cool vibes walking down the runway is an understatement.
Romance Was Born ended the night with not only an amazing collection that featured endless amounts of embellishments, ruffles, pleats and lace but the theatrical production was out of this world. With a snow-like illusion made from subtly small bubbles that melted away instantly when it touched the surface, was just amazing. I sure felt like I was in Alice in Wonderland.
After Dion Lee and Romance Was Born, my heart also raced for Carla Zampatti and Manning Cartell. Carla Zampatti really had my inner “emo” come out with their dramatic, floor length velvet cape and I don’t even like velvet. The dramatic collection featured exaggerated ruffles, 80’s prom-styled dresses and elegant silhouettes that I can picture Queen Amidala from Star Wars wearing. I also really liked the beautiful lace and silk material and feminine frills from the Manning Cartell collection.
CAMILLA AND MARC
After Runway three, my sister and I attended the Camilla and Marc show and boy was it the best decision ever. Camilla and Marc created a contemporary collection featuring a mixture of buoyont and sleek apparel with structured shirts, denim, faux fur, lace and floral chiffon prints. The collection had me eyeballing every-single-piece that walked down the blush pink runway.
As for me, I wore my Cameo dress that I purchased last year for my birthday, so yes I am an offender for being an ‘outfit repeater’. I styled it with my Dimity Tony Bianco high knee boots and wore a white long sleeve top from Bardot that I bought on sale during the Christmas holidays. I wore a lariat which is also from Bardot and completed the look with my Prada wallet on chain, Zara faux leather jacket and Dreaming of you lipstick by Mac.
I personally liked my ensemble but I know I could have done way better considering it was for VAMFF and I feel as though for VAMFF you should go all out or go home. But financially, I just couldn’t do it.
Stay tuned to see what I wore and get the scoop from runway five in the next week or so.