Today's hottest fashionistas raid Melbourne Museum's fashion and textiles archive
Melbourne Museum and Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) come together this March to launch Fashion Redux: a brand new collaborative fashion exhibition, where Melbourne fashion names have brought out and reimagined items from the museum's vast and fascinating collection.
Fashion Redux will present an exciting fusion of styles from the past and present, created in collaboration with Melbourne's leading fashion identities and Museums Victoria's fashion archives.
Access to the fashion and textiles archives was granted to fashion design duo Alpha60, fashion 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.
In tribute to the city's history of innovation and opulence, the results create a contemporary snapshot of how styles from the past can be reinterpreted to become part of the Now.
Courtesy of VAMFF's Fashion Film Award, visitors will also be treated to screenings of this year's award-winning selections, including new works from up-and-coming and established filmmakers working with Prada, Gucci and local Melbourne designers.
The launch of Fashion Redux will fall on the same night as the next Nocturnal event, blending culture with couture with performances from The Avalanches (DJ Set), Kaiit, Chela, Chunky Move and bebé.
Ready for more? Embrace your inner explorer as our resident experts lead you on an after-dark journey through each of the Museum's weird and wonderful corners.
Tickets to the Fashion Redux exhibition are included with museum entry. Tickets for Nocturnal March are on-sale now.
Nocturnal x Melbourne Fashion
Friday 1 March, 7pm to 11pm
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton
Featuring: The Avalanches (DJ Set), Kaitt, Chela, bebé and Chunky Move.
Presented in partnership with Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.
Members $20 / Concession $30 / Early Bird $27 / On the door $37
Discounts for concession and group tickets apply
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival ticket-holders will have access to an exclusive ticket offer for Nocturnal March when booking online.
Interviews available on request.