Two little words with an infinite meaning 

In 1978 a group of protesters headed to Darlinghusrt, Sydney to acknowledge the Gay Celebrations happening internationally. Arrests and police violence erupted and what occurred was one of Australia’s defining cultural moments for LGBTQI+ rights.

Now, more than 40 years on, the people who protested for LGBTQI+ rights are celebrated and commemorated at the Sydney Mardi Gras festival each year.

Attended by thousands, the Pride Parade is known for being colourful, vibrant, fun and celebratory of all the people who have fought for gay rights.

What it means to us

Here at Walk-In, Mardi Gras isn’t just another date on the calendar. We support equality of genders and sexual orientation all year ‘round, making sure we’re contributing to a society that supports love in all its forms.

So whether you’re celebrating in Sydney or organising a raucous house party inter-state, let us help you serve some festive looks with our favourite fashion icons who celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Queen of Pop: Kylie Minogue


Kylie Fashion Mardi Gras

First up of course has to be the Queen of Pop herself! Last taking to the Pride stage at the 2019 festival, Kylie has been an LGBTQ+ ally for decades. Her pop tracks and colourfully camp outfits are an inspiration to millions and with over 30 years in the business, Kylie has had many a look.

To channel the ‘Can’t Get You Out of my Head’ star, think sequins, hot pants, red vinyl and big hair, You’ll be ‘Spinning Around in no time’.

Androgynous Angel: Troye Sivan 


Troye Sivan Mardi Gras

Australia Troye Sivan, came to fame as a teenager on YouTube. The former Perth local is now a bona fide pop star touring internationally with a legion of fans singing his songs.

A member of the LGBTQ+ community, Troye is known for not conforming to gendered fashion (watch his incredible Bloom music video to see what we mean) as well as being a leader in the art-pop scene.

To get inspired by Troye, find a pair of straight legged, black trousers and pair with a white singlet, slicked back hair and billowing over-shirt to get the full ‘My, My, My‘ look.

Disco Diva: Dua Lipa 


Dua Lipa Pink Look

Mardi Gras’ headline act in 2020, Dua Lipa is producing all of the disco-pop tracks to get you on the dance floor. The ‘One Kiss’ singer is known for her high energy persona and music and cite Madonna and Kylie as her musical inspirations.

While she rocked a rainbow, roller-skating inspired get up last year, why not take inspo from her hot pink 2019 American Music Awards look with anything fuschia, bold and sparkling.

Get ready to look pretty in pink and dance the night away a la Dua.