The dynamic scenes of Melbourne are anything but mainstream. With a thriving street-art scene, Euro-inspired architecture and forward thinking innovation, heading to the Melbourne for the Grand Prix makes for quite the trip, so much so that you ought to check out our guide if you haven’t already. Exuding style and grace this city is as much for the modern dresser as it is the food and culture lover.
Despite common misconceptions, summer months in Melbourne don’t always mean blue skies and bikinis unlike its neighboring city, Sydney. Given its location, the temperate climate can often be unpredictable and bipolar so be prepared for a downpour as well as sunshine. The Vanelli belted polka dot mini dress by Faithful the Brand is ideal for keeping your summer wardrobe in check and looks just as good alone as it does layered. Should the weather take a turn, Burberry’s Wool single-breasted trench coat ties off nicely wrapped around and paired with Aeyde’s black leather Florence booties, marrying both comfort and versatility. Whether you’re hanging out trackside for the duration of the Grand Prix or taking pole position at one of the many rooftop bars in the city come sundown, the Pinel et Pinel mini malle box bag is ideal to keep all your essentials whilst adding dimension to your outfit. Finish off at sunset with a pair of the Karen Walker Bad Apple Square frames.
Common knowledge says that men here like to keep their look cool and collected. If the clouds come over and you’re feeling the chill in the paddocks, throw on Frame Denim’s Shell bomber jacket. Made from nylon and finished with striped rib-knit trims, its versatility makes for a necessity in your Melbournian wardrobe. Complete your look with the Lanvin belted slim-fit cotton twill pants, finished with contrasting grosgrain belt for a sports-luxe feel. Keep your look fresh and relaxed with the Off White arrow low top sneakers that encompass texture and style with comfort all day. Between exploring the city sights to getting involved in the action at the race, the Jacques Marie Mage Fitzgerald acetate square frames give a modern meets preppy style for a smart yet athleisure look.
Melbourne’s growing food scene is putting the city on the map for foodies. Whether you’re a fine-diner and prefer to indulge in succulent dishes at Attica (though it’s recommended you pre-book) or prefer to take in the city lights with a view from Vue De Monde, it’s obvious the city does not go into lockdown come night. The Max Mara printed wide-leg silk chiffon jumpsuit accentuates the waist whilst still exuding a flowing silhouette, ideal for an evening under the city lights. Pair with the Alexandre Birman Clarita Suede tie front sandals for an elegant finish.
The style in Melbourne, despite the destination; be it a Grand Prix VIP party or intimate dinner comfortably crosses both comfort and elegance. Influenced by European style, it’s important to look fresh, and the Maison Margiela Collarless wool blazer does just that. With a modern yet classic silhouette, this style is ideal to dress up or keep casual. Wear over a white Maison Margiela slim-fit cotton poplin shirt to contrast and finish with Ralph Lauren’s Samwell suede penny loafers.