VAMFF 2019 Chapel Street

The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) returns for ten days this March for it’s 23rd year celebrating all things style. Our iconic fashion and shopping precinct is of course highlighted in Australia’s largest fashion event, with some of Chapel Precinct’s best designers involved in this years program.

Contemporary Aussie and international designers are under the spotlight and gaining praise for their unique style and creativity on the runway and beyond. Here are some events you do not want to miss!

Windsor Workshop 1

You will have the opportunity to learn about the history of tambour beading, understand basic techniques and walk away with everything you need to complete a tropical flower. They’ll be providing you with a kit containing; an embroidery frame (this is not the same as an embroidery hoop), a sequin set for each flower, a tambour needle, a how-to-guide with further resources and of course, a very, very special, goodie bag.

The Island Girl collection by Khòlò is about a childhood in Fiji and they’ve chosen the most beautiful of tropical florals for this series. There will be champagne, treats and the raddest women from the awesome Windsor Workshop playing hostess-embroidery support on the afternoon.

The Windsor Workshop, 1/115 Chapel St, Windsor

Stonningtno High Tea

Back by popular demand, the annual City of Stonnington High Tea, supported by the Australian Women’s Weekly, is the most decadent way to enjoy a delicious High Tea menu designed by Tommy Collins by Atlantic Group and admire contemporary collections on the runway.

Expect the latest designs from iconic Australian designers that you can step out and shop in the streets of Stonnington right after the show. Hosted by Nicole Byers, Australian Women’s Weekly Editor with special presentation on the runway of this year’s Stonnington Fashion Hall of Fame inductee, Helen O’Connor, founder of Thurley. Chapel Precinct designers include Feathers Boutique and DIIDA.

Shop Feathers Boutique at 575 Chapel St, South Yarra
Shop DIIDA at 583 Chapel St, South Yarra

Windsor Smith

Windsor Smith will be presented on the VAMFF runway this year, working with stylists like Kate Gaskin (Harper Bazaar) and Sarah Banger (VAMFF High Tea runway). They have an incredible array of shoes on display, and we can’t wait to see how the stylists bring Windsor Smith’s shoes to life!

Shop Windsor Smith at 471 Chapel St, South Yarra

Astor Theatre

Fusing fashion and design with a surrealist aesthetic Kenneth Anger is a unique voice in cinema. His inimitable style and imagination have given rise to films of extraordinary visual power, including the nine short film works included in this rare, newly restored, theatrical screening of the complete “Magick Lantern Cycle”.

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Astor Theatre, 1 Chapel Street, St Kilda 

Header image: Courtesy of VAMFF (Photographer: Lucas Dawson)

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