ECA’S GUIDE TO VAMFF 2020

Published on 14/02/20

It’s that time of year again … Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2020 (VAMFF) is just around the corner and there is an exciting line-up of ECA and accredited brand events for you. From panel sessions to walking tours, major runways, factory visits and special celebrations, VAMFF 2020 is jam packed and trust us you don’t want to miss out!

 

History In The Making: 20 Years Of ECA

 

We’re celebrating our 20-year long history. Hear from designers and business owners accredited by ECA during this collaborative panel discussion.

Learn about why Ethical Clothing Australia began some 20 years ago and gain insight into Australia’s dynamic and resurgent textile, clothing and footwear manufacturing industry. Stay tuned as we are announcing our panel speakers very soon!

 

  1. Find out more HERE
  2. Secure your spot HERE

 

 

Paving The Way To Ethical Fashion

 

A guided tour of ethical fashion destinations in some of Melbourne’s best suburbs

Join our National Manager, Angela Bell on a guided tour of the quintessential Melbourne suburbs of Fitzroy & Collingwood. You will hit the pavement, travelling by foot to a selection of ECA accredited businesses to hear from representatives about their business journey, operations and ethical values. We can’t wait!

 

  1. Find out more HERE
  2. Secure your spot HERE

 

 

Open Factories

 

Have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes with one of ECA’s accredited brands?

Nobody Denim, A.BCH and Arnsdorf are opening their doors for you to walk the factory floors and experience where their garments are made. Be quick, spots are limited and are in high demand!

 

  1. Nobody Denim Laundry Tour
  2. A.BCH Open Factory
    (Got tickets already? lucky you! A.BCH’s intimate studio tour has sold out!)
  3. Arnsdorf Open Factory

 

 

Runways 

 

VAMFF runway shows are known for their outstanding sophistication and quality. Featuring an inspiring line-up of designers including ECA accredited brands. 

Carla Zampatti, Arnsdorf, Viktoria & Woods, Manning Cartell and Bianca Spender are just a few of the ECA accredited brands hitting the runways amongst other designers at VAMFF 2020.
Secure your tickets and view the full lineup below…

 

1. Gala Runway 1: Carla Zampatti
2. Gala Runway 2: Carla Zampatti
3. Runway 1: Arnsdorf & Carla Zampatti
4. Runway 2: Bianca Spender
5. Runway 3: Manning Cartell + Viktoria & Woods

 

 

 

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Fashion industry Australia: Making a Social Impact – FACCI
Presented as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Ideas Program, this collaborative panel will discuss the matter of shopping sustainably while fashionably. Our National Manager Angela Bell will be joining the discussion with ECA accreditd brand HoMie and further speakers to be announced soon. Find out more HERE

 

Australian Fashion Summit
The Australian Fashion Summit is an integral part of the Festival program, bringing together local and global thought leaders including Margie Woods from Viktoria & Woods who will be speaking about risk and reputation in the fashion industry.

 

Find out more HERE
Get your tickets HERE

 

Sewn Together
The Social Studio are hosting a collaborative exhibition with Bus Projects and Barpirdhila Foundation which will facilitate the creation of three garments and a fashion runway at Collingwood Art Precinct.

 

Find out more HERE

 

Studio Edit 1

Studio Edit 1 presents a curated edit from the collections of pioneering Victorian fashion designers. With a focus on ethical production and transparent methods of manufacturing, this runway recognises and celebrates a shift in design towards a future that embraces the global woman as muse. Featuring A.BCH & Arnsdorf

Get your tickets HERE

 

Studio Edit 3

Studio Edit 3 presents a line-up of quintessentially Melbourne designers who each emphasise quality production and a customised approach to tailored design. The line up includes ECA accredited brands Lois Hazel + HoMie.

Get your tickets HERE

 

A.BCH Future Classic
Future classic is an immersive presentation by circular fashion label A.BCH. In collaboration with Watch This Space, A.BCH presents a digital and tangible exploration into the pertinent issue of waste and how garments of the future will exist with wearer.

 

Find out more HERE

 

International Womens Day Runway Launch Featuring The Ark
Set in the stunning surrounds of the Malvern Town Hall, the International Women’s Day Runway Lunch, hosted by the City of Stonnington, is your invitation to join us for lunch, admire a selection of contemporary collections from designers including ECA accredited brand The Ark.

 

Find out more HERE

 

MICO by Remuse
MICO is a multi-sensory immersive experience derived from the intriguing world of fungi and mycology. A continuation of previous production, MICOLOGIA, MICO returns to the 2020 VAMFF Arts Program as a collaborative fashion runway between Designers REMUSE, Mycelium Made, Filmmakers Nicefilm.co, agency Jira Models, and B2B Creative, featuring performances by local movement artists.

 

Find out more HERE