VAMFF Premuim Runway 7

The closing runway late Sunday evening bought something pretty different compared to the other Premium runways. While they all focused on showing A/W17 trend-focused garments and shoes, Premium Runway 7 went totally left-wing and presented a mix-mashed collection of underground designers from Australia and New Zealand.

Pageant presented a very utilitarian collection, with lots of polyester, overall straps, large pockets and parkas defining the collection.

70s vibes were coming our way from Eugenie. Denim on denim, corduroy on velvet and paisley patterns reminiscent of grandmother’s wallpaper were broken up by basic tees and jeans.

Cute knits with frill detailing, slouchy shirts and jeans and a very cool mustard dress characterised by piping and a waist-tie walked down the runway from NZ label Wynn Hamlyn.

Kloke was our pick of the evening. Androgynous, lush af jumpers were layered over and under wide-legged pants, oversized tops with waist-ties and denim two-pieces. The fabrics used here were simple but looked oh-so-comfy, making these items the basics we need this winter.

Garbage TV closed the show with what can only be described as wearable soft toys. A giant chess-board jumper was artistically tied around and around a tiny model, engulfing her in the sheer mass of it. A terry-cloth Pink Panther hoodie had arms long enough to almost touch the floor.

The show was abstract and unique. While the Premium Runway 7 clothes might not be our aesthetic, it was still a fantastic show to watch and appreciate the chic, underground clothing movement.

Images: Lucas Dawson

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