VAMFF 2017 – The Trend Report

I was invited by Far Fetch to attend Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival to give my views on the most coveted collection and trends from the runway shows. And spill who in my opinion is the most cutting-edge Australian designer right now. Read Far Fetch’s “The Style Guide” to find out.

Melbournians are well known for their fashion and sense of individual style. There was no exception to this at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Grab a coffee and discover the key trends you should be investing in this season.

Romance Was Born


Red is having a moment this season. From romantic red ruffled dresses to red coats; whether it’s a head to toe look or adding red accents such as a red bag or red boots, it will brighten up any outfit.


The metallic look and feel is very much in right now. It’s a trend from the ’80s that has been adopted for 2017, seen from skirts, dresses, tops, pants and everything in between appearing in silver, gold, copper and more. This trend has also translated to outwear, such as the bomber jacket, a perfect addition to autumn/winter wardrobe.

Dion Lee


Whether it’s an all over pleated dress, or a skirt peeking out from a cosy knit, this trend definitely brings a touch of luxury. Since the focus is on movement, pair with loose separates and keep hair easy! Dress up the look with strappy heels or booties. For a less girlish vibe, wear with sneakers.

Manning Cartell


The velvet trend is set to continue to grow throughout the colder months. The quintessentially ’90s fabrication has made a definitive comeback this autumn/winter. It has an expressive texture, is soft to touch, beautiful to look at, and a street-style hero thanks to its photographic qualities. My favourite way to style the trend? A little goes a long way – try pairing velvet booties with a pair of cropped jeans.

Photos from Broadsheet

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