With all the Fashion fanfare sweeping Melbourne during LMFF, San Pellegrino and RMIT offered up something a little different for the eyes to feast on. Commissioning final year photography students at RMIT to collaborate with popular Melbourne cafés, San Pellegrino briefed the students to capture the lifestyle (or, essence) of their local café – or any café for that matter.


On display at Melbourne’s GPO, the exhibition ran from the 1st of March till the 24th of March, free and open to the public.

The exhibited photos spanned the full gamut of Melbourne’s café scene, from establishments like the Paragon to new classics like Porgie & Mr Jones and range from staged extravagance to simple street style shooting elegance – from businessmen to buskers.



A relatively small installation, the photo exhibition is just one sample of the cultural program that provides a relief from the fashion. A special panel of judges including Susan van Wyk -NGV Head Curator- and Manuela Capponi -San Pellegrino Marketing Manager – have curated the exhibition.


Keep subscribed to Couturing’s coverage of the 2013 fashion weeks throughout this month.

About The Author

Darby-Perrin Larner

Darby-Perrin Larner writes about clothes, people paid to pose and designers. Once he finished high school, he packed his bags and moved to Melbourne in pursuit of something different. Now he juggles university, contributing to Couturing.com and his side project, DASH. Darby digs fashion, music from A-trak to Zee Avi, and has an expensive film habit.

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