Aurora Group Announces a Premier Fashion Event for 2017 Mardi Gras

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Today Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras unveiled its 2017 festival season, including Aurora’s new premier event [Style] aGender – A Gender-Queer Fashion Parade to be held on 24th February 2017.

Aurora’s exciting new fashion event is designed to celebrate Australian queer (and queer-friendly) fashion brands, while generating conversation about the changing space of gender-queer style. Guests can enjoy canapés and cocktails in the [Style] aGender VIP Lounge before taking their seats for the [Style] aGender Runway Show presenting thought-provoking pieces worn by unique models. They can then follow the show with [Style] aGender Fashion Talks, where a panel of industry pros and community identities will consider the spectrum of gender fluid style and the unique aspects of dressing queer bodies.

“Can fashion be used to challenge the binary limitations of masculinity and femininity and make space for other forms of identity? Can we harness it to creatively resist and queer the norm? The Aurora Group is bringing together the thinkers, trendsetters and style icons of the queer community to explore this concept with a Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival fashion event showcasing collections from local style front-runners and influential designers.”

Alison King, Chair, The Aurora Group



Enjoy drinks and canapés in the VIP lounge, our premier destination for fashion media, models, celebs, style stars, community icons and special guests.


Curated by fashion industry insiders, the runway show collection explores queer identity through fashion subcultures, design and the emerging trends of gender fluid style.


Industry pros and community identities will reflect on the spectrum of gender-queer fashion at our Fashion Talks panel discussion. Join the conversation and spark your imagination.


Level access from street through to venue entrances. Designated audience spaces for wheelchair users. Accessible bathroom available. Assistance animals welcome.

[Style] aGender Tickets


Front Row Runway Show
VIP Lounge Drinks & Canapés
Official GOLD Gift Bag
‘Fashion Talks’ Entry


Second/Third Row Runway Show
VIP Lounge Drinks & Canapés
Official SILVER Gift Bag
‘Fashion Talks’ Entry


General Admission Runway Show
Lobby refreshment bar
‘Fashion Talks’ Entry



February 24, 2017 at 7pm – 10pm (doors open at 6:30pm)




901 Bourke Street, Waterloo, NSW