Yesterday I got the chance to dress one of Australia’s favourite DJ’s Hot Dub Time Machine for a very special event held in conjunction with Great Southern Nights. After being asked to dress the phenomenally talented musician synonymous with a boogie for his seated black-tie event at Sydney’s iconic State Theatre to welcome back live music after a year of devastating news for the industry as a whole I knew that we would have to make this outfit as special as the moments that would be created within this show. Pulling a long list of talented musicians together to help create the incredible show that was I knew going in to the styling process I wanted the usually casually attired DJ to have a fashion moment that not only showcased his unique style but also helped bring the black-tie suave to the table.
With the help of iconic Australian brand Van Heusen we pulled together a look that not only fit the ethos of the artist but aligned perfectly with the theme of the night and after our initial trials of the look I knew we had created the perfect way to celebrate the black-tie event. Teaming a striped tuxedo pant with a silk shawl-lapel blazer we opted to dress the funky DJ in a matching tuxedo styled shirt with prominent black buttons and instead of a tie a self-tied silk bow tie and capping it off with on-trend brogues. The complete look, created in conjunction with the menswear retailer, not only helped signify the importance of the moment for the artist but also gave life to the thought of style being prominent within the music scene, and both art forms relying on each other to help progress the story of art universally.
If you didn’t get a chance to see Hot Dub Time Machine play his State Theatre black-tie sit down event in person then you truly missed out on a fun night, which I am sure you can live-stream, but nevertheless I have you sorted to see what he was wearing in some of my favourite moments from the night that was, including some very special guest stars that helped the boogie come to life…
Photos by Pat Stevenson.