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Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2017

For the 12th consecutive year, Austage Events were engaged to provide technical production and primary audio visual services for VAMFF. This encompassed more than 20 curated events, in 7 different venues, spanning over 2 weeks. The festival included 10 main runway parades, a 3-day Business Event series as well as a number of offsite events. The main runway was 65m long, utilising 450 moving and static lighting fixtures, LED screens and a 34 speaker distributed audio system.

We would like to thank the core group of preferred suppliers for their contribution in making this such a successful event.

  • Resolution X – Lighting
  • The Staging Company – Draping
  • Pro-Stage – Tiered Seating
  • Showtech Australia – Rigging
  • Harry the hirer – VIP Seating
  • Event Power Solutions – Power Distribution

Using: Barco HDX W20 Flex DLP Projector, Blackmagic ATEM Production Switcher, Barco Screenpro 2, Vuepix 6mm LED, Roland V800, Macbook Pro, Soundcraft 96ch VI 3000 digital Audio console, Soundcraft Si Audio console, Shure ULXD Radio mics systems, Nexo PS 15 and Outline DBS 182

Imagery by Courtney King Photography




Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Museum Precinct




Resolution X, The Staging Company, Pro-Stage, Showtech Australia, Harry the hirer and Event Power Solutions


Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival


Jayson De Abreu, Director, Austage Events

Jayson De Abreu


Jayson has been in the Audio-Visual Industry for over 20 years. Throughout Australia and across the Asia Pacific Region, there are not many premier venues that he has not worked in.

Starting as a junior technician in the first Austage warehouse on Mitchell Road Jayson has had the pleasure of witnessing and contributing to the Austage Events business as it grew from its early beginnings, to the national brand it is today. Jayson has literally lived and breathed live events for most of his life. Having been raised in and around the theatre industry as a child, watching his parents Joe and Colleen work across all the theatres in Sydney. From his family’s deep history in theatre and audio-visual events, Jayson has seen the technology shift from the days of Slide Projection and Graphic Sets through to the Ultra High Definition realm of projection and mapping we find ourselves in today. Supported by excellent teams of technicians (his brothers in arms) in each office across Australia, Jayson has the rewarding job of working with Australia’s leading minds in the Event Industry.

He is grateful and proud of the diligent work achieved by all Austage Events employees, maintaining the high standards set by his mentor and father Joe De Abreu. Jayson passionately supports Chelsea Football Club and loves his Holden V8s.