Hosting what has been described as the most unique event of the Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Independent Ideas Program, Cocktail Revolution brought together followers and fashion lovers for an intimate and authentic conversation with the hard working team behind the festival, along with our own street style photographers and crew. In a Parisian themed lounge at Bistro Sou Sou in the heart of Fitzroy, STREET STYLE FASHION & COCKTAILS generated a conversation over canapes and spritzers about diversity, sustainability, Melbourne style and the festival itself.
We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate 25 years of the Melbourne Fashion Festival! Placing fashion lovers and the people who love to wear it at the heart of the event, the conversation took the form of a group of like-minded people having a fun and informed chat about fashion, its drivers, the festival, and it’s street style scene.
The conversation flowed easily and authentically. There were no panelists sitting on stools up the front. No microphones. No structured Q & A, where the audience listened and asked questions at the end. People participated in the chat from their vantage points at the bar, standing next to gold framed mirrors and wall lamps, or sitting in vintage Parisian lounges around the room. Acting Festival Executive Officer Yolanda Finch chatted freely with the group about industry and Festival drivers, style and style fashion choices. And of course there isn’t a conversation in Australia that doesn’t include the issue of sustainability.
Also on display were 160 of the most iconic street style shots by Cocktail Revolution photographers taken over the past 8 years capturing the diversity of festival-goers and their style and fashion choices.
As an added treat, renowned fashion illustrator Sarah Darby sketched our guests and their outfits as they chatted.
We couldn’t hold an event without capturing the style of everyone attending. Our Cocktail Revolution street style photographers Dimitra Koriozos and Rory Guyer managed to take a snap of everyone who managed to secure a ticket to the sold-out event.