Melbourne Fashion Festival

Months of planning and behind-the-scenes work went into the Kerrin debut runway show at the 2020 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival in March. The team felt fortunate and relieved to have had the opportunity to see it come to fruition on the night before the organisers made the difficult but appropriate decision to close for the rest of the festival as a measure of promoting community health by limiting the spread of COVID-19.

The Kerrin label was involved in Studio Edit 2 on Thursday night of March 12, which went off without a hitch and with the night ending on a huge high. As a young brand, having been sponsored by Global Victoria to show at a world class fashion festival such as VAMFF has provided an amazing platform to showcase the collection in a way that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible under the founding designer’s own steam. 

Kerrin behind the scenes runway showBehind the scenes Melbourne Fashion Festival

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The runway photos and video by Lucas Dawson Photography (scroll down to see them) are all-encompassing and the team is thrilled that such an important step in the label’s journey has been captured. The visual collateral has been especially valued given the subsequent forced hibernation of manufacturing and retail opportunities due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Fortunately, online retail is alive and well, and we are pleased to be able to connect through social media directly with our friends and followers. If you haven’t done so already, please check us out on Instagram and sign up to our journal updates to stay up-to-date with all the Kerrin news including new product announcements and exclusives to subscribers.

A big shoutout and sincere thanks to the entire team at VAMFF, Event Gallery and all involved, especially VAMFF fashion programmer Chloe Naughton and stylist Melissa Boyle with whom the team worked most closely, as well as Global Victoria headed by CEO Gonul Serbest and The Global Edit team and editor Alexia Petsinis for affording this fledgling label such an incredible opportunity.

We’d also like to thank the Birkenstock Australia team who share our passion for great product and who supplied all of the incredible footwear for our show. And, last but not least, a big thank you to stylist Rhys Ripper for making the connection and for so much support and encouragement along the way.

We feel so blessed to have been a small part of VAMFF 2020.


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