On a sweltering night inside the Royal Exhibition Building, Australian labels Bassike, KITX. Bianca Spender, Christopher Esber, Albus Lumen, Scanlan Theodore and Strateas Carlucci hit the catwalk on night two at VAMFF 2017.

There were whimsical headpieces in tribute to the runway's sponsor, Vogue Australia, off-the-shoulder blouses and dresses, high-shine leather and silk, lots of velvet and spontaneous applause when 58-year-old model Lou Kenny strode down the runway.