The Best of VAMFF | AW16 Trends

Autumn is here and Winter fashion is just around the corner. Although I am still not ready to say goodbye to summer, this year’s Melbourne Fashion Festival has gotten me excited to rug up! Just when you thought the creativity of our favourite Australian designers could not possibly be topped from the last season, they continually prove us wrong. This year’s VAMFF was no exception. The AW16 collections that will be dropped over the coming months, if they haven’t already, are just stunning!

For the first time, Target made its way to the VAMFF runway with a peek at Jean Paul Gaultier’s exclusive range for the retail giant. Some of Australia’s female celebrities wearing this new collection ‘cat-danced’ their way down the runway with a very relax and fun feel.
I absolutely love Winter fashion and cannot wait to refresh my wardrobe for the colder months. Who doesn’t love the high neck tops, felt fedoras, knee high boots, over-sized coats, and biker jackets?
Below I’ve listed some of my runway favourites from this year’s VAMFF grouped in trends that we should see more of this Winter.


Deep Green Colours

There are many designers releasing piece in various shades of dark green. From Emerald to Khaki, green won’t merely be a complimentary colour but rather the hero pieces this winter. I love the pantsuits, coats, dresses from the follow designers that were showcased at VAMFF.

Dion Lee-green
Dion Lee
BiancaSpender- emerald green
Bianca Spender
BiancaSpender- emerald
Bianca Spender


Burgundy Tones

Get some burgundy into your wardrobe this season as this colour was certainly on show at Melbourne Fashion Festival. This deep colour is perfect for the colder months as we stir away from the summer brights. Wear it as the sole colour of the outfit or a nice accent. Here are some of my favourites from VAMFF.

Dion Lee-burgundy
Dion Lee
CamillaandMarc - fur
Camilla & Marc
Gorman -burgundy



This staple trend is always a runway favourite. We saw some killer monochrome outfits that were quickly coveted by everyone in the room as soon as they hit the runway. It was hard to narrow them down, but here are some of my favourite monochrome outfits from VAMFF.

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Alice McCall-mono
Alice McCall
Macgraw - mono
AliceMcCall - monochrome
Alice McCall
Alice McCall



Spotted as a trend at MSFW, this theme is here to stay. This season the long sleeve lace has shown to be quite popular across all the brands at VAMFF, and will certainly be this season’s go to for winter nights out.

ManningCartell - burgundy
Manning Cartell
ManningCartell - Lacey
Manning Cartell
Bec & Bridge


Military Style

This style was a strong trend in Europe’s Winter, and is making its way to the Australian market. A military jacket for work or drinks teamed up with a pair of textured pants is a combo I am keen to get my hands on for the Winter months.

CamillaandMarc - military
Camilla & Marc
Macgraw - military



The pale pinks that we all saw come through Spring last year have now been transposed to this new season with long sleeves and furs.

Aurelio Costarella-pastel
Aurelio Costarella
Bec & Bridge
Bec & Bridge



The luxe style makes its way this season via faux furs. Furs will be available in the season’s colours and in both scarf and jacket form. There is no excuse to blend in this Winter with a statement piece like fur.

Dion Lee
CamillaandMarc1 - fur
Camilla & Marc
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Spicy Reds

Nothing is more eye-catching than a nice hot red. From a pop of red on your lips to a bright red dress. This season, don’t go for the safe black option, stand out and go red.

Alex Perry-red
Alex Perry
Dion Lee


It was a very busy but fun week! Time for some online shopping 😉

xx DTT9

Photography: Bayu Suharso, Lucas Dawson, Jessie Obialor