Mission 65 Fashion
In collaboration with Whitehouse Institute of Design, we are delighted to present a night 1940s glamour and war time chic made from garments from Prahran Mission Op Shops hosted by celebrity stylist Philip Boon and Australia's Doyenne of Fashion Jenny Bannister.
The Fashiow show will feature garments, restyled, deconstructed and redesigned by Melbourne fashion designers Madam Virtue, Leopold, Jenny Bannister and Project Runway winner Anthony Capon. All garments are available for purchase via auction - more details to follow.
Join in the glamour by wearing your own interpretations of 1940s glamour or 'make do and mend' war time chic - prizes for the best dressed. Mission 65: Fashion is a salute to the 1940s and celebrates Prahran Mission (born in 1946) which sits on one of Melbourne's most stylish and fashion conscious streets - Chapel Street!
HOT JAZZ QUINTET
Sponsored by the Victorian Jazz Club, the "Hot Jazz Quintet" is a group of Melbourne musicians who seek to promote live jazz in Melbourne.
They perform hot jazz with a distinctly Australian twist. Inspired by Aussie jazz pioneers like Ade Monsbourgh and Graeme Bell, they perform Australian original tunes as well as the classics of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.
The line-up creates the essentials of good jazz. John Scurry's swinging banjo and melodic guitar lay down an irresistible pulse, while Leigh Barker's bass provides a rock solid foundation. Reedsman Jason Downes is one of the hottest young clarinetists in Australia, while impressive multi-instrumentalist Michael McQuaid is reminiscent of Aussie jazz greats such as Tom Baker and Ade Monsbourgh. Ian Smith is renowned as one of the greatest washboard players, and his driving drumming and sweet vocals always entertain.
Please note that most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to book a table or a booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689