HIGH VIS DANDY is a five day fashion performance and sculptural installation on the “Paris End” of Collins Street during the 2010 Next Wave Festival.

At first glance, the installation looks like your everyday construction site: heavy-duty traffic barriers, a variable message sign, and tradies ute. But when you get up close… watch out! It’s an extreme sewing workshop, bursting with powerful industrial sewing machines that rev through 5000 stitches a minute. Between constructing clothes and taking high tea, the workers show off their outrageously practical haute-couture high visibility workwear, demonstrating that you can still look good while you get your hands dirty. Preen and pose along to the ultimate hyper masculine soundtrack of your favourite Aussie cock rock and heartfelt 80s hits.

To find out more about the process of creating HIGH VIS DANDY click here.

This project is supported by:

Thanks to Mark from National Storage Brunswick for helping with our photo shoot:

About performance

Dates: Monday 17 May - Friday 21 May

Performances can be viewed any time between:

    Morning 8:30am - 9:30am     

    Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm       

    Afternoon 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Venue: On the footpath, 81 - 85 Collins Street, Melbourne

Price: Free

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