Melbourne’s identity is strongly tied to fashion, so much so that dressing “Melbourne” (which arguably, could be any sort of structural all-black outfit) is etched into our cultural understanding of the city.
From 1–31 March, Melbourne Museum’s Fashion Redux will celebrate this unique sartorial history. In partnership with Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Fashion Redux will give you the chance to see an eclectic collection of fashion styles from the city’s past and present. The exhibition is a collaboration between leading Melbourne fashion identities and Museums Victoria’s expansive fashion archives.
Design duo Alpha 60, entrepreneurs How Two Live, stylist Kate Gaskin, jewellery designer Kristy Dickinson, costume designer Marion Boyce, fashion designer Nixi Killick, stylist Ntombi Moyo, milliner Melissa Jackson and couture house J’Aton were all given access to the museum’s archives and asked to hand-pick pieces to be shown.
During March, Nocturnal will also celebrate the opening of Fashion Redux with performances by the Avalanches (DJ set), Kaiiit, Chela, Bebé and Chunky Move.
For more information, visit the Museums Victoria website.
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