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May 22nd, 2016 — Festival of Steve

The Festival of Steve is hosted by City Precinct in partnership with the City of Melbourne and gathers designers, retailers, purveyors of classic merchandise, stylists and outfitters to rejoice in being a thoroughly modern gentleman. Festival of Steve will be held at Taxi Riverside on Saturday May 28.

2016 will be the biggest and best Steve yet, with a a new premier location and some fantastic key sponsors who will shine a light on this truly special event.

Whether it is fine fashion, footwear, food or frippery, the Festival of Steve offers something for every gent, including The Steve Talks – a series of panel discussions on issues that will elighten and engage the fellows, held in conjunction with the SCORSESE exhibition at ACMI (Australian Centre for Moving Image) celebrating legendary director Martin Scorsese from 26 May to 18 September, 2016. The event also offers tastings of some of Victoria’s finest food and beverage, and the chance to meet some of those that keep we fellows primped, preened and perfectly presented.

Bracks has forged a career as model and is the founder of his own Australian underwear label, underBRACKS. He graduated university with a Bachelor of Business – Entrepreneurship and has appeared on Dancing with the Stars and Celebrity Splash. He signed on as an Ambassador for Headsapce, a youth mental health project as well as working with Beyond Blue, Movember and En Masse.

Tailor Carl Nave is one of the festival’s organizers, and is City Precinct’s Vice President. He said of the appointment “Nick pretty much embodies Steve – he is a modern man who represents the essence of a Steve – an everyday man who cares about how he looks, who can still enjoy a day at the footy and a good night out.”

2016 Exhibitors include a variety of fashion and grooming purveyors, including Carl Nave Tailor, Fortis Green socks, Sally McKinnon – Stylist for Men, Lord Coconut, Mens Biz and many more.

The Festival of Steve is a free event which celebrates our modern men who like to bask in a little masculinity while focusing on supporting local Melbourne traders. Ladies of course, are welcome.

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