The mannequins on Melbourne Street

Melbourne Street

Have you seen the new mannequins that have started to appear on Melbourne Street?

The mannequins are hand-wrought bespoke designs that serve as a nod to Melbourne Street’s fashion legacy, create a focal point on the street and act as a real point of difference. Each mannequin has its own individual character with design quirks integrated into each structure by their talented creator David Gates.

The mannequins located at the corner of Melbourne Street and Jerningham Street have provided an opportunity for installations that have changed over the seasons.

The most recent installation is a sparkly chandelier bodice effect over black glitter ballet skirts, with a lighting element at night to coincide with Illuminate 2022.

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Keep scrolling to view some of the previous mannequin installations, including falling raindrops for winter 2022 by Adelaide TAFE third year Costume Design students Frankie, Esther and Jane who have volunteered their time and creative energy to this project.

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A spectacular floral installation for Flower Day 2021 by Studio Botanic.


A Day of the Dead inspired installation for Halloween. 

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Poppies for Remembrance Day.  

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High fashion Christmas trees for the holiday season.

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The City of Adelaide Nursery team created these petunia beauties to decorate the street for Christmas 2021.

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Light catching heart chandelier effect for Valentine's Day.

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Crows coloured pom poms for the AFLW Grand Final.


Baby carrot necklaces and bunny tails for Easter.

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More installations are planned in 2022 so make sure you follow Melbourne Street on Facebook and Instagram to see their latest fashionable look, or better yet come and see them in person!