Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014 – Photos!

MSFW 2014

MSFW 2014

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week kicked off in dramatic fashion. I captured all the runway action for the forth consecutive year. Check out the photos on my my Flickr page or view the editorials below.

Runway 1 – Romantic

Elodie Russell in Anaessia

Runway 1 – Anaessia

Opened by the face of MSFW, Elodie Russell in an epic piece from Jason Grech’s Birds of Prey collection, the first runway was a grand affair, featuring the latest looks from Aurelio Costarella, Nicolangela, Michael Lo Sordo, Carla Zampatti, Dom Bagnato, Gwendolynne, Richard Nylon, Olivia Schwarz and Anaessia.
> View the photos from Runway 1

Runway 2 – Contemporary Minimalist

Runway 2 - Alice McCall

Runway 2 – Alice McCall

An edgy, minimalist collection of designers, interwoven with prose recited by Jezzabell Doran. Designers featured; Alice McCall, Carly Hunter, Kahlo, LIFEwithBird, Lui Hon, Manning Cartell, Neo Dia, Willow and YB J’AIME.
> View the photos from Runway 2

Runway 3 – Embellished

Runway 3 - Christine

Runway 3 – Christine

This show was about decadence and multi-culturalism, with an eclectic mix of gypsy performers setting the tone for each designers collection, before ending the show with an inspired multi-cultural performance. Designers featured; Akira, Arthur Galan AG, Calibre, Christine, Jayson Brunsdon, Megan Park, Nevenka, Nicola Finetti, Thurley and Yeojin Bae.
> View the photos from Runway 3

Runway 4 – Street

Runway 4 - Matcho Suba

Runway 4 – Matcho Suba

A cutting edge runway, showing a confident new take on Melbourne streetwear from designers; Above, Leonard St., Búl, Chorus, Gorman, Kuwaii, Limedrop, Livia Arena, Matcho Suba and Tettmann.Doust.
> View the photos from Runway 4

RMIT Runway – Emerging Designer

See the future of Australian fashion design, through the cutting-edge creations from RMIT’s school of fashion.
> View the photos from RMIT Runway

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2014 – Photos!

Jessica Gomes

Jessica Gomes in Dion Lee at the David Jones Opening Runway

VAMFF (formerly L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival), the world’s leading consumer fashion event is set to take over Docklands precinct once again. Expect full photographic coverage from the Premium & Boutique runways.

Latest photos are posted on Flickr.

Galleries now online:

Kookai A/W 2014 Runway & Backstage Photos

Samantha Harris

Backstage with Samantha Harris

Kookai launched its AW14 collection in empire-style at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne. Inspired by the cool confidence of New York, the collection features relaxed fits, intricate architectural-inspired patterns and a more muted palette than we’ve seen in the past from Kookai.

I photographed the backstage and runway action for Style Melbourne. Here’s a sneak peek!

Kookai - backstage

In the Napoleon Perdis make-up chair

Nicole Trunfio

Nicole Trunfio on the Kookai catwalk

Sarah Stephens

Sarah Stephens

Amanda Ware

Amanda Ware

Full gallery on Style Melbourne. More photos on Flickr.

View previous Kookai Runways; 2013 & 2012.

Royal Botanic Runway – Photos

Royal Botanic Runway

Australia fashion royalty – Aurelio Costarella, Collette Dinnigan and Akira Isogawa

Australian fashion – under the sun – where it should be. On Thursday I photographed the inaugural Royal Botanic Runway at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne for Style Melbourne. A unique, open-air fashion parade, showcasing cherry-picked Australian fashion designers to help raise awareness for RBG’s Melbourne Water Strategy Project.

The runway even hosted by celebrity landscape gardener, Jamie Durie, featured fashion design royalty; Akira Isogawa, Aurelio Costarella, Collette Dinnigan and Martin Grant.

A spectacular blend of fashion, flora and conservation – let’s hope the Royal Botanic Runway becomes a regular Summer fashion event.

View the photo gallery.

Collette Dinnigan

Alice Burdeu wears Collette Dinnigan

Akira Isogawa

Akira Isogawa

Aurelio Costarella

Aurelio Costarella

Martin Grant

Cassi Van Den Dungen wears Martin Grant

VAMFF Campaign Launch

VAMFF Launch

VAMFF Launch Runway

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival launched it’s new partnership with Virgin Australia at Channel 9′s Studio 1 in Docklands last night. I photographed the VIP event for Style Melbourne.

Showcasing the VAMFF 2014 TVC campaign – See. Feel. React and culminating with a fashion parade featuring 10 models capturing the spirit of each of the 10 premium runways and their corresponding trends for 2014, including: Romantic, Minimal, Punk, Retro, World Traveler, Colour, Volume and Tailoring.

View more photos on my Flickr page.

VAMFF - Bridal / Romantic Look

VAMFF – Bridal / Romantic Look

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2013 – Photos

MSFW 2013 - Nevenka

MSFW – Runway 3 – Nevenka

I covered the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week runway action for the third consecutive year. Capturing the upcoming Spring/Summer looks, from a diverse array of Australian labels, including; Akira Isogawa, Limedrop, Thurley, Wayne Cooper, Arthur Galan AG, Seafolly and We Are Handsome.

My personal highlights were Nevenka’s ethereal embroidered dresses, Christine’s whimsical accessories (Spring Racing anyone?) and the cheeky models seeing out MSFW’s Resort Runway with a bang.

View the photo galleries:
Runway 3 photos on Style Melbourne & LifeMusicMedia.
Resort Runway photos on Style Melbourne & LifeMusicMedia.

MSFW - Christine

MSFW Runway 3 – Christine

MSFW - Maiden Love

MSFW – Resort Runway – Maiden Love

MSFW - Franks

MSFW – Resort Runway – Franks

Visit Flickr for even more photos.

L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2013

Jessica Gomes - LMFF 2013

Jessica Gomes – LMFF 2013

L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, the world’s leading consumer fashion event took over Docklands last week. I covered LMFF for the 4th consecutive year, shooting a mammoth 10 runway shows for two publications; Life Music Media & Style Melbourne.

View LMFF 2013 highlights or view Full Galleries below:

Spirit of the Black Dress LMFF

Spirit of the Black Dress

Spirit of the Black Dress – LMFF Opening Gala

The Spirit of the Black Dress marks the beginning of L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. The opening gala featured an exhibition of the 10 winning black dresses featured in an editorial photoshoot and a runway show at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

You can view the full gallery on Style Melbourne. Check out more photos from LMFF in my portfolio.

Kookai AW13 Runway Photos

Kookai 2013 runway

Nicole Trunfio – Kookai 2013 runway

Kookai Australia launched their 2013 Autumn/Winter range with a bang, with an invitation-only runway show, ‘The Colour of the Night’ at Melbourne’s Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) on Wednesday night. New York-based model, Nicole Trunfio lead the catwalk, showcasing Kookai’s distinctive range of colour-blocking, pleather panels and relaxed leather jackets.

Check out my full gallery on Style Melbourne.

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2012

MSFW 2012 finale

MSFW 2012 finale

That’s a wrap! Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2012 came to a close with the always fun Designer Series Boutique runway. The typically fun and cutting-edge showcase, featured designers Alice McCall, Alpha60, bul, Dress Up, Gorman, Kuwaii, Megan Park, Obus and We Are Handsome. I had the pleasure of shooting the runway for Style Melbourne.

View the full Runway 4 and Made in Melbourne runway galleries on Style Melbourne.