If you’re in Melbourne before 18 March 2018, you will notice a lot of stylish men and women out and about. You can thank the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) for that. Whether you’re interested in fashion or not, VAMFF offers a wide range of activities that will entertain you during the Fashion Festival.
Here are our top VAMFF events worth checking out:
Food and drink
VAMFF has joined forces with some of Melbourne's top restaurants and bars to create a new foodie event called Eat.Drink.Fashion. Exclusive deals are available for ticket holders and we recommend these ones:
Mercedes me are providing coffee with any food purchase.
- 525 Collins Street, Melbourne
Diesel Bar & Eatery are doing two grazing dishes from Diesel’s A La Carte Menu for the price of one.
- 202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Gin Palace has created their own version of London Fashion Week’s ‘Pimm’s Cup,’ made with lemon sherbet, ginger syrup, gin and ancient moonlight tea.
- 10 Russell Pl, Melbourne
The George on Collins will be doing pre-show VAMFF cocktails and share plates.
- 162-168 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Have dinner with Mr. Miyagi
The team of chefs at popular Japanese restaurant Mr. Miyagi have created a menu featuring some of their signature dishes. This delicious deal is available between now and March 10 at a pop up at the Royal Exhibition Building. Your meals will be served by experienced chefs who will chat about the ingredients, techniques and history.
Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
An Afternoon with the Langham
Enjoy a classy high tea at the Langham on Saturday 10 or Sunday 11 March where fashion-inspired baked goods like LBD petit four, floral lace macaron and Dulce and ginger leather clutch will be served up.
Aria Lounge, The Langham
1 Southgate Ave
Southbank VIC 3006
Film and art
A Singular Vision: Fashion on Film
Watch fashion designer and director Tom Ford's Oscar-nominated movie, A Single Man, at a special screening on 14 March. Sit back, relax and sip on your complimentary glass of champagne as Julianne Moore and Colin Firth lead the fashion-forward film.
380 Lygon St
Carlton VIC 3053
Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait
Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait is an intimate exhibition that reveals some of the influences that made Amy the musician and person she was and will accessible for the duration of VAMFF.
Jewish Museum of Australia
26 Alma Rd
St Kilda VIC 3182
Talks and seminars
An Evening with: Women in Media
Join influential women in media as they discuss career progression, social media impact, industry developments and so much more at this inspirational event. It will be held on Thursday 8 March and Glynis Traill-Nash – Fashion Editor, The Australian will host it.
Other speakers include:
Jackie Frank – General Manager, Pacific Magazines
Kellie Hush – Editor-in-Chief, Harper’s Bazaar
Alison Rice – Group Publisher, Allure Media / Who What Wear
Ita Buttrose – Co Host Studio 10, Priceline Sister
Melissa Hoyer – Editor-at-Large, vogue.com.au, news.com.au, GQ, and Seven News Commentator
After an inspiring evening enjoy the chance to network with the speakers as you sip on complimentary drinks and snack on canapés.
Long Room, Immigration Museum
400 Flinders St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Fashion Talk 2: Social Media Photography
Learn tips and tricks on how to improve your social media photography game at this inspiring talk by Vogue Australia street style photographer, Liz Sunshine, and style and fashion blogger, Lisa Hamilton on Saturday 10 March.
Treetops Room, Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
Diamond Dogs is not your average runway show. Adorable dogs will walk the catwalk in some of Australia's most successful fashion labels on Sunday 18 March, thanks to Guide Dogs Australia, Kangan Institute and the Park Hyatt Melbourne.
Ballroom, Park Hyatt Melbourne
1 Parliament Place
East Melbourne VIC 3002