The Australian Fashion Connect, an independent runway at this year’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) was held at the Hotel Windsor in Melbourne on Sunday 11 March. The event offered guests the Windsor’s signature afternoon tea as they showcased Melbourne’s emerging designers in support of United Nations Women Australia. Curated by the Parici Group and partnered by designer, Lucy Laurita, the event promoted women’s empowerment and gender equality through the celebration of fashion, music, culture and artistic expression.