Taking place in the iconic Melbourne Museum Precinct, the 2016 VAMFF Discovery Runway hosted an impressive lineup of Melbourne’s most promising up and coming designers. Presented by i-D Magazine, the collections shared a distinct urban feel.

Opening the show was ASSK. Inspired by modern subcultures and teams, their strong collection featured urban prints and oversized pieces designed to be worn by both men and women.

Lois Hazel’s girl loves classic, timeless pieces that play with both texture and intricacy. The collection on show was an array of monochromatic garments with a relaxed fit and flowing hemlines.

Article. by Courtney Holm displayed a youthful take on traditional menswear. Featuring elongated hemlines, cutouts and sheer detailing, the collection was a combination of functionality and playfulness.

With an emphasis on staple wardrobe pieces, the collection from Caves Collect showed high necklines, delicate knits and outerwear designed to stand the test of time.

Pai’s androgynous collection featured stunning mesh pieces with intricate handmade crochet detailing. With a monochromatic colour palette and strong textural focus, Pai shared a fresh take on street wear.

The Amxander menswear collection displayed muted tones, textured knitwear and a generally relaxed fit. Being a print focused label, digital prints were introduced toying with the concept of masculine symbolism.

Inspired by a strong sense of sisterhood, Sister Studios is all about celebrating women. With a blend of both modern and vintage silhouettes, this collection is made to be worn seamlessly from day to night.

A memorable closing to the show appeared in the form of a collaboration between design duo Pageant and Melbourne based musician Banoffee. As Banoffee performed live, the collection featured a strong focus on prints, unisex hemlines and a street sensibility.

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