A festival for those who appreciate a certain dapper aesthetic
Gents (and ladies who don't mind a well-tailored pant suit), lock in your calendar for the Festival of Steve, a celebration of Melbourne's modern gentlemen. The city's stylists, retailers, and designers of timeless menswear and lifestyle products will be gathered at festival hub Taxi Riverside (next to Taxi Kitchen on Federation Square) for a day of all things dapper.
Taxi Riverside will be turned into a menswear market as the city's best retailers showcase everything from leather goods to tailored formalwear. Don't miss activities throughout the day like the whisky masterclass by Starward and the gin masterclass by Sinkonah. Mörk Chocolate and Rooftop Honey will be satisfying your sweet tooth, while wine and beer tastings from Chrismont Wines, Sticks Yarra Valley, and Kaiju.
This year, the festival will also bring ACMI on board for a series of Steve Talks hosted by style writer Steve Colquohon, whose industry panel talks will cover topics including the 'Rise of men's style' and the representation of style and masculinity in director Martin Scorcese films in conjunction with ACMI's current Scorcese exhibition.