This is the window of an eclectic costume store in Gertrude Street, Collingwood, near Melbourne’s central business district. The store started out in Collingwood when the area was still somewhat rundown. Today however, Collingwood is alive with vibrant community art centers, avant-garde eateries, and fashion boutiques filled with the designs of adventurous locals. This creativity is the soul that illuminates Melbourne, a reinvigorating force that breathes energy into forgotten places. Gertrude Street has undergone a transformation, much like the patrons of the costume store it so befittingly accommodates.

The window of an eclectic costume store in Gertrude Street, Collingwood; photo by Ryan Wheatley
The window of an eclectic costume store in Gertrude Street, Collingwood; photo by Ryan Wheatley

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Header image: Ryan Wheatley