Australian fashion darlings Strateas Carlucci take New York in the prestigious VFiles showcase for A/W'17 and gives Buro an exclusive look backstage

Founded by former V Magazine executive editor, Julie Anne Quay, (a US-based Australian native) VFiles is a fashion platform that spans retail, runway and the fashion community. A rich hunting ground of talent for those in the know, (Think: Rihanna and Lady Gaga,) the initiatives seasonal, crowd-funded runway show is a benchmark of the best emerging talent with previous alumni including the likes of Di$count Universe, Hood by Air and Ashley Williams.

To be chosen as part of this year's three young designers to be showcased is something of a good omen of things to come for Peter Strateas and Mario-Luca Carlucci, an impressive but unsurprising feat for the duo behind the label - Strateas Carlucci has long been championed by Italian Vogue, in particular by its late late Editor-in-Chief, Franca Sozzani.

Under the theme of 'Fetish Cowboy', the 17-look capsule collection hit its stride in oversized suiting and statement outerwear.

For a look at the collection and a peek behind the scenes, click through the gallery above.

Exclusive: Behind the scenes at Strateas Carlucci NYFW