Posts Tagged ‘gothic’

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Worn Wild Alternative Design Market – 5th September – Spring Fashion Week

August 25, 2010

Worn Wild

The Alternative Designers Market

Harajuku meets Camden Markets -

Aussie style!

Next Melbourne Date:

Sunday 5th September 2010

Time: 1pm-6pm

Cost: $5.00 entry

Venue: Mercat Cross Hotel
456 Queen St Melbourne, Victoria Australia
(opp Queen Vic Markets)

Worn Wild is a bi-annual event held in March the weekend after the long weekend & as part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week the first weekend of September. Showcasing the best of Melbourne’s underground & alternative designers with select interstate guests. Fashion, jewelry, hair artistry, accessories & body art for rockers, ravers, queers, punks, cyberpunks, goths, hippies, metalheads, emos, lolitas, clubbers, fans of corsetry & burlesque & general street-stylin’.

For customers & industry buyers “Worn Wild” is the one-stop shop for all styles alternative. It’s a chance to see the full range of products on offer from each designer, try on items you have only ever seen on the net or order a custom-made design. You’ll be amazed at the huge diversity and volume of products on show.

If it’s jewellery you’re after Worn Wild will be showcasing a stunning variety adorned with feathers, flowers, cameos, beads, ribbons & steel from the romanticly elegant to the more chunky, industrial & masculine in design. There are hair accessories too in the form of cyber lox & hair additions, rockabilly & skull clips, voodoo combs, lolita headpieces & fascinators to name a few.

You’ll find plenty of individualistic & unique couture – corsets, street wear, occasion wear & club styles that can be custom ordered or off the rack, one offs and standard stock. Our unique designers are less likely to be influenced by the latest season’s looks, hemlines, celebrities or new blacks!

But it’s not just about clothing and accessories, Worn Wild is committed to bringing to its audience products and services which influence every aspect of alternative lifestyle. There’s artwork, bags, manchester or perhaps you’d fancy a new hairdo?

Worn Wild is the first show of its kind in Australia. It’s a hotspot for all genres of alternative design and portfolios some of the most innovative wearable art forms as well as the most exciting ‘niches’ in the underground of fashion.
Finally there is a captivating and high energy event that does more than just put fashion on show.

Presented by GeoMythik / Starseeded Productions with fashion shows, performance, discounts, music, food service & full bar! Be there early to plot your course and take advantage of our specials.

Are you interested in being on our database?
You’ll receive all the latest news and top-secret information about our discounts, shows etc

Email us at wornwild@starseededproductions.com with the header ‘E-List’ and we’ll add you to our bulletin group.

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Steampunk Extravaganza forewarning: Clockwork Butterfly @ Thornbury Theatre, 9th October 2010

May 13, 2010

Everyone loves a bit of Steampunk, right?  Or so it seems these days what with every bit of technology and clothing having, seemingly, a Steampunk equivalent or adjunct made of shiny brassy retro clockwork stuff.  Want to find out more about how all this Steampunkery looks and works?  There’s a good option coming up later this year, and it doesn’t require you to show up looking like some kind of Victoriana meets Metropolis character:  the Clockwork Butterfly show. Deets below and more to come on their website:

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Vicious Venus – Corsetry and Clothing, Fitzroy

May 6, 2010

Originally, back in the bad old days, Vicious Venus was a dedicated gothic corsetry store tucked away in King Street, in the city.  This was before anyone had ever heard of using King Street for the power of good, not Goldfinger style weevil.  Their corsets were experimental, daring, and of cult status within gothtopia: they came at a larger than normal price tag but had far better than usual workgrrlship and standards.  Fastforward a laced up fist full of years and Vicious Venus have perched themselves at the Cool end of Smith St (hang on, that’s, like, most of Smith Street now. OK let’s call it the Johnson Street End), and their in-store range has expanded from just uber-haute corsetry to a rockabilly-inspired pin up range of clothing and lingerie, and the high heeled and wedged pumps to match.   There are threads for guys and gals, bois and grrrls and even for kiddies of said bois or grrrls, and, of course, there is a small but strategic range of gifts and accessories for that goth/rocker birthday/housewarming/bah mitzvah gift.

Their corsetry isn’t cheap. It’s hand made work and the price reflects it.

Their site says the following:

Vicious Venus is the collaboration and joint vision of Australian designers Joy Liakis and Natalie Fowler. Sharing a love of traditionally tailored, couture clothing, they formed a partnership in 1994. With 16 years of pattern making experience and design skills between them, their work combines elements of traditional craftsmanship with modern textiles to create bold new designs. Their sophisticated styles are inspired by themes from ages past as well as futuristic fantasy.

To create dramatic silhouettes, Joy and Natalie experiment with modern textiles, adapting these to vintage inspired styles and old-world corsetry shapes  as readily as they do more traditional materials like brocades, velvets, lace and beading.

Their couture bridal service is unparalled in Melbourne and renowned for its quality craftsmanship and attention to detail and styling. Each individual garment is laboriously hand-made, giving careful attention to even the smallest of details.

Both designers enjoy working closely with clients to create unique, custom-made pieces designed specifically for their needs. Couple these fabulous creations with exquisite jewelry and other modern accessories, and you begin to behold the full Vicious Venus experience.

Contact details:

346 Smith Street | Collingwood 3066 | ph: (+61 3) 9417 7449
155 Sydney Road | Brunswick 3056 | ph: (+61 3) 9387 5995
Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

email: form available on their website under ‘contact us’.

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News just in! Worn Wild Alternative Market this weekend!

March 11, 2009

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Circa Nocturna Gothic Fashion show: photos

March 8, 2009

please go to the most exc ellent Dogmatic Blog (highly recommended by Underground Melbourne) for a great photoset of the recent Circa Nocturna gothic fashion parade.  As an added bonus, you can check his other always interesting entries and the photoset of last night’s Gary Numan concert, to boot!

How up to the minute and dedicated is THAT?

 

http://www.dogmaticblog.com/2009/03/01/circa-nocturnacarnivale-nocturna-2009/

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Gothic Fashion 2009 – Part 2: Circa Nocturna

February 12, 2009

 

CIRCA NOCTURNA

Melbourne’s largest alternative, subcultural and fringe fashion show.
Featuring some of the best of Australia’s alternative
fashion, clubwear and metal couture.

Fitzroy Town Hall
Saturday 28th of February
Cnr of Napier and Moore St, Fitzroy.
Doors Open at 8 pm

Tickets – $22 + BF presale $25 on the door, available online at www.wildilocks.com
Or instore at:
Wildilocks 1/382 Ltl Collins St,
VNV Boudiour 514 Lygon St Brunswick East,
Peril Underground 17 Elizabeth St, Melbourne.

The Circa web store is the newest member of the Alliance of Alternative Arts celebration of alternative fashion, highlighting their commitment to these designers and industry, so come along and be a part of this amazing launch event.

Carnivale Nocturna is FREE with your Circa Nocturna ticket
Or entry by donation
This event is All Ages (I.D. required for alcohol service)
Sunday 1st March 2009 from 4pm
Fitzroy Town Hall, Napier St, Fitzroy.

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Gothic.org.au – your guide to all things Goth and Melbourne

July 19, 2008

I had a request from the manager of a Melbourne goth club to advertise their event here – however, since by their very nature gigs/clubs are intermittent and changeable – I couldn’t hope to maintain a consistent resource on gothic nightclubbing or events in Melbourne.

 

However, there’s a forum/website which does this most ably: http://www.gothic.org.au.  There are forums for Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. The Melbourne forum  contains a gig guide, music guide, arts and crafts postings and lots of general being gothiness/alternative.   

So if you’d like to know what kind of alternative/goth events and meetups are happening in Melbourne at any given time, or even just discuss alternative fashion, hairstyles, debate religion and politics or find out about a new band or ten, go to gothic.org.au and see what’s on offer.

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Peril Underground expands CD emporium

June 25, 2008

–break (core) ing news! 

Peril Underground, already featured in this blog, has started having a massive facelift… no mean feat when you’re in the basement with nowhere to go but sideways… The clothing line has definitely sharpened up even more (plus a gussy-up of the actual clothing shelves and layout)  but the big news right now is that Australian gothic/industrial/futurepop importers extraordinaire GUP (Ground Under Productions) have now made a new home for themselves downstairs at Peril, bringing the super-dedicated expertise of Jarod Collard and the outstanding backcatalogue available through GUP in to Peril!  It certainly more than adequately covers what was mentioned as Peril Underground’s weak point: the cd catalogue. 

Just in case you can’t bring yourselves to scroll down: here are the details for Peril again:

 

 Address: 17-19 Elizabeth St.City: Melbourne

Contact: 03-9614 2040 

Hours: approx 11am  – 6pm daily

Still no website or email address. Although with GUP in the building it can’t be long…

 

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Madame Gothic Glamour – High Street, Thornbury

February 25, 2008

      Madame Gothic Glamour is now closed for business, it seems.  They now operate as a mobile salon. 

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Circa Nocturna – Annual Gothic/Alternative Fashion Parade. March 1 2008

January 28, 2008


As Melbourne Fashion Festival approaches, in all its’ glitzy glory, it seems timely to point out the one fashion parade you might not hear about in the magazines or mainstream press: unless of course it’s the Age which seems to have taken quite a fancy to alternative fashion recently. 
 
Circa Nocturna showcases alternative designers from the very gothic and florid to more alternative-streetwear stylings featuring designers of  clothing and/or accessories.  It’s up to a third year and has grown increasingly popular each year, leading me to believe that tickets this year may be difficult to come by closer to the night.
 
A full list of designers appears on their website and details of ticket outlets there also.  $20 presale and $25 on the door.
 
Highly recommended to those who wish to sample the pvc-lined underbelly of  Australian alternative fashion or just like some spice in their eye candy… 
 
Photos from last year’s show:
 
 
 
 
 
 
More photos available here courtesy of Richard101  and here on the Circa Nocturna site. 
 
 
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