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Meld hits Melbourne Fashion Week

AS far as first impressions go, the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival left nothing to chance. Rachel Furolo was there to see all the beautiful people and even more beautiful clothes. 

Photo: Lucas Dawson Photography

Photo: Lucas Dawson Photography

Approaching Central Pier in Docklands for the opening event last week, I was greeted by giant projector screens with purple and pink strobe lights endorsing the motto ‘SEE. FEEL. REACT.’ The exterior served to excite, and upon entering the venue, things only got better.

It was all very Sex and the City. As I sifted through the sea of beautiful people to find my seat, I gave myself a once over to make sure I looked half decent.

Sparkling San Pellegrino and champagne flowed as more people filed in, of course dressed in undeniably glamorous and unique outfits.

Prime front row seating meant I was rubbing shoulders with Australian socialites from many walks of life. I saw former Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu, musician Kate Miller-Heidke and some of the Real Housewives of Melbourne. VAMFF really was the place to be.

The lights finally went down and the anticipation built with a montage of David Jones products filling the projector screens on either side of the long, white runway.

David Jones ambassador and all-round beauty Jessica Gomes opened the show in a sleek white ¾ length dress with fur bolero, setting the tone for the many chic and elegant looks featured on the catwalk.

Photo: Lucas Dawson Photography

Jessica Gomes shone in white. Photo: Lucas Dawson Photography

Mimco, Cameo the Label and Banjo and Matilda stood out as brands to watch for girls, ticking all the boxes with colour blocking and casual chic – the in-vogue styles.

Photo: Lucas Dawson Photography

From left to right: Mimco, Cameo and Banjo and Matilda. Photo: Lucas Dawson Photography

Noteworthy trends ranged from all black outfits where accessories shone, and colourful, busy prints.

Photo: Lucas Dawson Photography

From left to right: Mimco and Bec & Bridge Photo: Lucas Dawson Photography

For guys, Calibre and Jack London took the cake for sophistication with layers and prints being the trends to watch.

Photo: Lucas Dawson Photography

From left to right: Industrie, Jack London and Calibre. Photo: Lucas Dawson Photography

Leather, white converse runners and black and gold featured predominantly for both girls and guys, with the lines seemingly blurred between male and female fashion this coming season.

The hype and excitement of a runway show is immensely unique and a must for any fashion lover. It’s something I’ll never forget.

Stay tuned as we share all our hottest trends, beauty tips and runway gossip from the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. 

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Meld Magazine was incorporated as an independent not-for-profit media outlet in September 2008 to reach out to international students in Melbourne, and provide students the opportunity to gain real work experience.

Many international students live in or around the city because of the proximity to their colleges and universities, and that was where we decided to focus our efforts first. Many of us live, work and study locally too. Our editorial team is made of both local and international students, and it has worked to our advantage in providing local content in every sense of the word.

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