Dior & Yamamoto: The New Look
1947 was Christian Dior’s debut spring collection that shook fashion trends from then on, by introducing cinched waists and softer shapes for women that we still see today. Yohji Yamamoto did the same in the 1980s by transforming the contemporary style of clothing with anti-fashion, turning the industry on its head; in order to mark these influential designers alongside LMFF, NGV has assembled a haute-couture stockpile of clothing, prints and photographs from the collections.
Location: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Dates: 16th March- 28th July, 2013
Will Coles: I F******* Love Melbourne
Having been seen across streets all over the world, Will Coles invites you to his Melbourne exhibition. Coles uses satire by referencing pop culture and iconography, while provoking all topics of conversation.
Location: Dark Horse Experiment, 110 Franklin St, Melbourne
Dates: 8th-29th March
Laneway Learning: John Hughes, 80s Comedy Auteur
Book that perm in and dust off those shoulder pads because we’re going back to the 80s! Iconic director John Hughes was the creative genius behind some of the greatest teen flicks of all time: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles to name a few. Join in on one of Generation X’s most celebrated director as you discuss his style, films and editing.
Location: The People’s Market
Dates: 8:15-9:30, 27th March
Toorak Village: Fotofest
An innovative way to look at photos, Toorak Village features a display of sixty photos in sixty participating cafes and retailers.
Location: Toorak Shopping Village, Toorak Rd
Dates: 22nd March- 7th April
Fashion Takes Flight
For an excuse to hit the shops then head to Spencer Street Outlet Centre for a display of colour and inspiration. The Kinc Agency has used the origami crane concept to develop a vibrant installation using bird cages, cranes and decoration across the shopping precinct.
Location: Spencer Street Outlet Centre, 201 Spencer Street, Docklands
Dates: 19th March- 8th April
Melbourne International Comedy Festival: The Improv Conspiracy- Our Friend Harold
The concept to improvise an entire comedic sketch from an audience’s suggestion, similar to that of the popular TV show, Who’s Line Is It Anyway? Comes a live performance entirely made up on the spot.
Location: The Croft Institute, Croft Lane, Little Bourke St (Off China Town)
Dates: 27th March- 20th April
The Famous Spiegeltent: Food Event
Ever wondered about the wonderful relationship between food, art and music? The Famous Spiegeltent gets patrons involved in musical cooking demonstrations and Hawaiian themed macaron classes with renowned chefs.
Location: Melbourne Arts Centre, 100 St Kilda Road
Dates: Wednesday- Sunday, 5th March- 21st April