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Words Laura Bannister
Photography Chloe Paul

Museum launches Issue 7,
in collaboration with BALLY

A crowd of contributors and friends—including one of our cover models, Vince O’Malley—gathered at Paddington’s Comber Street Studios in Sydney last night to launch Museum’s latest edition. Presented in collaboration with the Swiss house BALLY, the festivities saw one room take on the guise of a cardboard box warehouse (as homage to the issue’s ‘Factory’ theme), filled with hundreds of screen-printed boxes and hand-laid floor tiles emblazoned with playing card spades—an icon of Bally’s Fall collection.

Lured by tracks from Luen, who was dressed head-to-toe in BALLY—along with other VIPs—guests moved to the second room, where the DJ played all night behind a box-lined white booth. In the same space, a projector looped spliced-up documentaries of English factories, plucked from the archives of British Pathe TV. On screen, workers made cars and candles and humbug sweets, interrupted only by clips of Charlie Chaplin on an assembly line from the ’36 film Modern Times.

Between champagnes, guests dined on a bite-sized menu, including seared scallops with celeriac and hazelnut, wild mushroom and truffle tarts, soft-boiled quails eggs nestled in a bed of rye soil, and prosciutto on gnocchi frito with pesto ricotta and rich balsamic figs. It was all served by waiters that were dressed in custom factory garb: coveralls with MUSEUM embroidered above the pockets.

When it was all over, every attendee took two magazines home: the latest issue of BALLY Journal, and one of Museum‘s Issue 7 soft covers. By all reports, there were several after-parties in a spattering of nearby bars.

Left

Vince O’Malley, Emma Silverton, Kelsey Martinovich, Luca Kiripun, all wearing Bally

Left

Luen Jacobs wearing Bally

Right

Laura Bannister, Matthew Roland Bannister, both wearing Bally

Right

Charmaine Viscayno, Adam Watson, Ben Hams

Left

Carlie Fowler, wearing shirt and bag by Bally

Right

Shemi Alovic, Lesley Crawford, Chelsea Down

Left

Luen Jacobs

Right

Benja Harney, Luke Sales, Carla Uriarte

Left

Amrita Hepi, Melissa Kenny

Left

Vicki Kim

Right

Hannah Stewart, Andrew McDade, Hannah Spencer

Left

Khalid Hassan and partner

Right

Phyllis Anne, Shay Thomas, Rachel Brown

Left

Vince O’Malley wearing Bally

Right

JD Reforma, Guy Grey

Left

Sarah Starkey, Matthew Roland Bannister

Right

Kelsey Martinovich wearing Bally

Left

Chelsea Down, Shemi Alovic

Right

Manuela Leigh, Georgia Watson

Left

Jenny Wang, Aida Khanpour

Right

Vicki Kim, James Dykes

Left

Jaime Pagano, Dylan Saulwick, Scott Williamson, Joe Brennan, Laura Bannister

Right

Amrita Hepi, Charmaine Viscayno

Left

Vince O’Malley wearing Bally

Left

Nicholas Shoebridge, James Dykes

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