How can I explain the madness that is Melbourne Fashion Week? Imagine over 3000 fashion-obsessed women in the one place at the same time. Buyers, aspiring designers, media or your fashion enthusiasts sharing their love of new season fashion and possibly too many expensive handbags getting around.

Festivalgoer’s were also digesting to the new name, just when every girl in Melbourne got used to abbreviating the festival to ‘LMFF’ this year its changed to ‘VAMFF’ as we have welcomed Virgin Australia as the new major sponsor over L’Oreal,

Wearing | Thurley Bustier | Thurley Skirt | Zara Bag (similar here and here) | Tony Bianco Heels

As always the case with fashion events, there was plenty of buzz going on outside the shows with everyone running around in super styling outfits. I think that is why street style photos have become so popular around the world, we all love having a little ‘creep’ on others and I don’t know about you but I find watching people’s fashion choices on the street just as interesting and inspirational as the fashion down the catwalk.

As past seasons, the black and white trend is still a strong look. I think its important to mix up the classic black and white with different textures.  I wore a Thurley bustier that was detailed with hard beading, the bustier felt a little formal so I mixed it with a cotton aztex print black and white skirt. Mixing different prints is the way to go this seaon so I wore my animal print bag.

The show itself was incredible with some seriously cool looks and a soundtrack to match. My favourites were Micheal Lo Sordo, Scanlan & Thedore and Bassike and all for different reasons. Lo Sordo for his sleek designs, creating a fabulous butterfly print just for the Melbourne festival in collaboration with Lavazza. Scanlan & Thedore for their class and quality and Bassike for their understated cool pieces.

I was also so excited when I bumped into my amazing friend Ivana (photos above) she now lives in Sydney and she rocked the runway. Definitely the hottest model I know.

Photohraphy | Liane Hurvitz

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