VAMFF Independent Runway Presented by Oyster and produced by Event Gallery celebrated the work of Australian fashion heavyweights STRATEAS.CARLUCCI followed by a line-up featuring Celeste Tesoriero, Elissa McGowan, Salasai, Emma Mulholland, Dress Up and Pageant.
Designed by Mario-Luca Carlucci and Peter Strateas, Strateas.Carlucci has emerged as a critic’s darling and industry favourite since winning last year’s Tiffany & Co. National Designer Award at VAMFF and going on to a strong showing at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia in Sydney. The aesthetic is dark, mysterious and gothic, with Rick Owens and Haider Ackermann unquestionable influences. Models came out with heavy black eyeliner under their eyes, wearing tailored long-line coats, cropped and sleeveless leather jackets, wrapped and draped dresses and liquid silk halter neck gowns in cream and white. The colour palette was restricted to black, white, grey and burgundy and the mood was – dare I say it? – very Melburnian.Broadsheet
Produced by Geraldine Frater-Wyeth Styled by Mark Vassallo Event Photography by Lucas Dawson