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!
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
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 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
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”.
Astor Theatre, 1 Chapel Street, St Kilda
Header image: Courtesy of VAMFF (Photographer: Lucas Dawson)
As our favourite city plays host to hundreds of local and international artists, Chapel Precinct’s Chapel Off Chapel and Imperial Hotel will help to deliver a stellar line-up of laughs.
Sometimes you’ve just gotta try something a little different. So next time you’re heading to Chapel Street, why not explore a little further and take a stroll down to Forrest Hill Precinct?
The unassuming entrance to this space will leave you delighted once you step inside and discover a beautifully transformed, open plan warehouse. A blank canvas that can be adapted to suit your posse’s needs.
Launching Saturday, 15 March, Italian bar and restaurant, Tipico will be offering a European-style boozy lunch every Saturday and Sunday for two hours from 15 March to 7 April 2019.
A diverse array of friendly new neighbours have joined the Chapel Street quarters these last few months. From fitness, fashion, art, health, wealth and of course food & drink, these newcomers
Village Cinemas Jam Factory major new venue to co-host MQFF 2019.
Check out which local events in this years festival calendar you just don’t want to miss.
Temperance Hotel are offering 20% off if you live or work locally.