Ever since their 2007 conception, Penthouse Mouse is arguably one of the most anticipated events of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. Less penthouse, more play ground, the event showcases some of Australia’s most promising emerging designers and artists.
This year, Moth Design transformed an abandoned warehouse on Wills Street in the CDB into a fashion, art and music smorgasbord spanning two floors. At the opening night, the crowd was plied with Sapporo Beer before being righteously serenaded by Brothers Hand Mirror, a nine-piece homegrown hip-hop act.
There was a fairy floss installation where guests were invited to whip up their own pink cloud of sugar before wandering through the space.
Nixi Killick was one of our favorite exhibitions. The RMIT graduate’s star is on the rise. She is one of the 31 students vying for the iD International Emerging Designer Awards held in New Zealand and was featured in The Age last weekend.
This interactive piece is by A R T M O N E Y – a Melbourne based collaborative team consisting of Darcey Bella Arnold and Jake Anthony Collins (image: hanging iphones and windchimes). The duo examines the nature of industry, consumption, value and the global relationship between culture, media and technology. Check out their visual diary here. http://art-money.tumblr.com
Finally, the Midmouse Runway, this Friday, provides a platform for young labels to make their industry debut. Tickets are still available here. http://penthousemouse.eventbrite.com.au/#
Images courtesy of Elliot Lauren