Enrich your life with music and fashion this September!

This month is an exciting time for musical theatre and fashion lovers in Melbourne. Whether you have a penchant for either or both, you will love what’s in store for you this September!

And for those who might not always be into watching people sing on stage or models strutting on the runway but want to try something new, we dare you to check out The Bodyguard and Melbourne Fashion Week!

 

Fall in love with The Bodyguard at the Regent Theatre

  • Regent Theatre, 191 Collins Street
  • 24th August – 27th October, 2017

Based on the box office film of Kevin Costner and the late Whitney Houston, the musical theatre version of The Bodyguard is finally in Melbourne! Fall in love all over again with the story of Frank Farmer and Rachel Marron, and sing along to your favourite Whitney hits including:

  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody
  • I Have Nothing
  • Greatest Love of All
  • Run to You

And who can forget one of the most iconic love songs of all time: I Will Always Love You.  

Headlining cast members are Paulini Curuenavuli and Kip Gamblin.

Paulini is one of Australia’s most talented performers. She stole the audience’s hearts with her powerhouse vocals during the very first run of Australian Idol (way back in 2003!)  Since then, she has released four studio albums and taken home two ARIA awards. She will be making her musical theatre debut in The Bodyguard as Rachel.

Alongside Paulini’s Rachel is Kip Gamblin as Frank Farmer.

Kip is no stranger to the stage! The versatile performer, who you probably recognise from Home & Away, All Saints, and Neighbours is also a seasoned stage performer. He has awed audiences with his ballet performances for various Australian ballet companies including the Australian Ballet and the Sydney Dance Company.

Regent Theatre parking for The Bodyguard

The Melbourne run of The Bodyguard starts on 24th August and runs until 27th October at the Regent Theatre.  Tickets can be purchased here.

For the most convenient Regent Theatre parking, you can’t go past Le Garage! Pre-book online to make the most of our special rates.

 

Get runway ready for Melbourne Fashion Week!

 

Indulge in the best of Australian fashion at Melbourne Fashion Week, which runs from 1st to 8th September, 2017.

Now in its 23rd year, Melbourne Fashion Week (MWF) is back for a jam-packed seven days of fashion events! Here are some of the must-see events in the 2017 edition of the MWF.

Emporium Melbourne Opening Night Runway

  • 266-278 Little Bourke Street
  • Friday 1st September6pm

Emporium Melbourne will play host to one of MWF’s opening night events.

Watch the transformation of Little Bourke Street into a runway! There will be a showcase of the latest spring and summer looks from some of Australia’s most revered designers.

The event starts at 6pm, and at the conclusion of the show, you will have the chance to shop the looks – literally hot off the runway!

Collins Place X Rokk Ebony

  • Collins Place
  • Friday 1st September
  • 5pm-11pm

Rokk Ebony & Rokk Man Barbers have partnered with Collins Place to showcase the latest trend from the complex’s hair and beauty retailers. This is another event that will kick off this year’s MWF.

Running from 5pm until 11pm, this free event will host its own runway show. Feel like a celebrity as you mingle with your fellow fashionistas over champagne and hors d’oeuvres.

The House of Dior: Seventy years of Haute Couture

  • National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
  • Friday 1st – Friday 8th September
  • 10am-5pm every day

In honour of Dior’s 70th anniversary, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) will showcase The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture during each day of Fashion Week.

This showcase is made possible by the partnership of NGV and the House of Dior.  More than 140 pieces designed between 1947 and 2017 were curated for this exclusive Melbourne exhibition.  

Aside from the display of couture pieces, there will also be other events at the NGV that will chronicle the rich history of The House of Dior.  For tickets and more information, click here.

(Note the exhibition runs beyond Fashion Week, until the 4th November.)

Yohju Yamamoto: DressmakerACMI, Federation Square

  • Friday 1st September – Friday 8th September, excluding Thursday 7th September
  • Various times; please view calendar here

Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto has to be one of the prolific designers in the fashion industry. Get to know the man behind the silhouette by watching a documentary film from director Ngo The Chau.

The film explores Yamamoto’s private life and history, inviting viewers “behind the curtain”.

 

Parking in Melbourne is not a problem with Le Garage!

With all these exciting events taking place all over Melbourne, the last thing you want is parking woes to stop you indulging in these artists pursuits!

Our clean, safe, convenient parking, located in the heart of Melbourne, is walking distance from a variety of MFW events as well as the Regent Theatre.

Get organised this September and make sure you book your parking online in advance!

Remember, when you book now, you can take advantage of our special discount rates!