Blogged by: Alyce Greer 10 Sep 2019

Cultured AF: What to wear to the Melbourne Fringe Fest

The majority of Melbourne has spent the past three months hibernating under a blanket on their couch, accompanied by Uber Eats and Netflix... only emerging for the occasional shopping trip or very special friends’ birthday. But that’s all about to change, because spring is OFFICIALLY back in town! To celebrate, our great city has 2.5 whole weeks of art, circus, music, theatre, food and comedy to look forward to. Melbourne Fringe Fest is running from September 12-29, and we personally couldn’t be more excited. 

This ‘multi artform festival’ transforms Melbourne into a heaving hub of culture, supporting over 3,000 artists to present 450+ works in 170+ venues to more than 360,000 people. It gives Melburnites a chance to celebrate freedom of artistic expression — and the end of winter. 

Melbourne Central is right in the thick of it, so naturally we’ve got you covered when it comes to what to wear, do and eat.

If you’re heading to… 

One of the many out-there events happening at Melbourne Fringe, you’ll need a creative look to match. We can’t go past a layered, print clash outfit from Gorman, complete with coloured accessories. 

Find for your creative Fringe event: 
Fringe-blog-1.jpgPictured: Baby It’s Cold Pantsuit, Kiri Jumper, Medussa’s Heel, Get It Rectangle Bag, Juanita Sunglasses, all from Gorman.

Fringe-Fest-Creative.jpgPictured, left to right: Mimco Valhalla Hardcase, Bardot Sabrina Top, Sportsgirl Pink Beaded Earrings, Sheike Illusions Top, Colette by Colette Hayman Yellow Mallory Tote Bag, Tony Bianco Becca Blue Kid Heel, Gorman Palm and Pamarr Cord Jacket, Tony Bianco Lottie Denim Ankle Boot, Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette from MECCA, Bailey Nelson Emery Sunglasses, Bardot Feather Bustier Top.            

If you’re heading to… 

...Something a little more refined, or are heading straight from work, you might want to tone it down a touch — but not too much. Try a check blazer and jeans combo, with a surprise pop of colour, because Fringe Fest. 

Find for your cultured Fringe event: 
Pictured: Check Wrap Blazer, Cobalt Blue T-Shirt, Light Wash Jeans, Waist Bag, Round Sunglasses, all from Studio K.

Pictured, left to right: Cue Gold Stripe Pant, Forever New Ellery Jacquard Wrap Blouse, Levi’s 501 Original Fit Jeans, French Connection Circle Bag, Mi Piaci Sandro Heel, Stila Shade Mystère Liquid Eyeshadow in Charmed from MECCA, Mi Piaci Shakey Mule, Bailey Nelson Hector Glasses, Cue Tartan Mesh Handkerchief Hem Skirt, Cue Graphic Stripe Jacket.