Calling Melbourne’s well-heeled, well-groomed men

Whether it’s fine fashion, footwear, food or frippery, the Festival of Steve presents a fantastic program of events for Melbourne’s well-groomed men.

Delight in our city’s annual celebration of modern men by attending this full day of free programs and exhibitions on Saturday 28 May.

Festival of Steve

Steve talks at ACMI

Join a series of panel discussions hosted by Steve Colquohon, editor of The Age’s Executive Style. The theme is Martin Scorsese—his life, films and influence on masculinity and men’s style.

  • 12pm: Scorsese – A curated look at the great man
    With curators of the upcoming ACMI exhibition, Scorsese
  • 2pm: Scorsese, Style and Masculinity
    With James Nolen, ACMI programme director; Josh Nelson, author, curriculum specialist, education consultant; Dom Bagnato, tailor, fashion designer; Nick Bracks, entrepreneur, model, mental health advocate, Festival of Steve ambassador
  • 4pm: The Rise of Men’s Style
    With Graeme Lewsey CEO, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival; Anthony Capon, menswear designer; Sam Wines, model, blogger; Sally Mackinnon, stylist
Casino. Image courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing

Casino by Martin Scorsese. Image courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing

Taxi Riverside program

Local breweries and distilleries will showcase their mastery by offering tastings of locally produced whisky, craft beer, wine and gin:

  • 11am: Official festival opening with Nick Bracks and Candy Hertz
  • 1pm: Whisky masterclass with Starward
  • 3pm: Pool tournament with world champion Robbie Foldvari
  • 5pm: Gin masterclass with Sinkonah
  • Throughout the day sample Chrismont Wines, Sticks Yarra Valley and Kaiju craft beer

Festival of Steve, exhibitors 2015

Steve also gathers local artisans – designers, retailers, baristas and foodies, purveyors of classic merchandise, stylists, entertainers and outfitters – to showcase their beautifully crafted and designed products and services. These include:

Belmore Australia, Carl Nave, Clementine’s, Grand Hatters, Farrah, Fortis Green, Lightening Ridge Opal Mines, Locale Espresso, Lord Coconut, Men’s Biz, MET, Mörk ChocolateMr WaresOscar Hunt, Pidapipo Gelateria, Pilates on Collins, Roof Top Honey, Serena Lindeman Millinery, Solovair Shoes, That Dapper Chap, The Field Equipment Company, The Practical Man, Tough Guy Book Club, V&J Menswear and more.

Dress in your most dapper attire and celebrate men’s fashion, style and grooming at the Festival of Steve!

Saturday 28 May, 11am–6pm
Taxi Riverside and ACMI, Federation Square

Shoes at Fortis Green