VAMFF 2017's third premium runway featured Dion Lee, Ginger and Smart, Macgraw, Manning Cartell, Romance was Born, Carla Zampatti and Yeojin Bae. As has been the case throughout the fashion festival, velvet, ruffles and ankle-length dresses came down the runway. Sleek sheaths in pleated or panelled silk and disco-glam metallic gowns were interspersed with romantic red ruffled dresses and floral prints. And there were birds – lots of birds – from galahs and budgies and wing-spread flocks printed on black silk to a feathered mini skirt. Snow floated down from above as Romance Was Born closed the show.