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Fashion & Design

Stories


Fashion & Design

    Bringing the outdoors in: the rise of biophilic design.

    A cityscape with a green building at the centre.

    Through biophilic design, architects are doing incredible things to make us more connected with nature.

    20 October 2020

    Pioneering luxury with Mercedes-Benz and Virgil Abloh.

    A polaroid photo of two men

    Called Project Geländewagen, this exciting collaboration marks the unification of fashion and art with automotive.


    15 September 2020

    Aje’s latest collection celebrates the beauty in imperfection.

    A man and a car

    Think partially deconstructed silhouettes, bold colours and contrasting fabrics, raw hemlines and oxidised metal details.

    23 July 2020

    How Mercedes-Benz inspires the art world.

    A painting of a car

    Did you know Mercedes-Benz has been a muse for some of history’s most talented artists?


    23 July 2020

    Pure gold: the winners of the Melbourne Design Week Award.

    Georgia Nowak and Eugene Perepletchikov

    Meet Georgia Nowak and Eugene Perepletchikov, who impressed judges with their short film Aurum.

    9 June 2020

    Get ready for P.E Nation’s next sustainable fashion collection.

    Two women posing

    P.E Nation is making big moves in ethical fashion this year, starting with an eco-friendly snow collection.

    7 May 2020

    Ladies Day powers on: explore the glamour and fashion.

    Mercedes-Benz Ladies Day 2020

    Mercedes-Benz Ladies Day was a unique celebration of Australian fashion this year. During a panel, experts revealed their top trends for 2020.


    8 April 2020

    Say hello to Riga: Europe’s next arts hub.

    The Latvian National Museum of Art

    The Latvian capital is fast becoming known as a centre for contemporary art.


    8 April 2020

    Inoda+Sveje: when two worlds collide.

    Kyoko Inoda and Nils Sveje on stage with Lauren Li

    Meet the Japanese and Danish design pair creating a new aesthetic in furniture design.


    8 April 2020

    Enjoy a virtual art experience at the NGV.

    A man walking in front of a large glass waterwall

    Housebound and craving some culture? You’re in luck – the National Gallery of Victoria has just launched virtual tours.


    8 April 2020

    What should you see at Melbourne Design Week in 2020?

    A person standing in a staircase shot from above

    The NGV’s most popular design event is back, and the program is packed with sessions on sustainability, urban design and tech innovations. Here are our highlights.

    26 February 2020

    NGV Friday Nights is back with an ‘80s-era lineup.

    London duo Alex Rita & Errol pose for a photo

    The best way to see the world-exclusive Crossing Lines exhibition is during the NGV’s Friday Nights, where music, food and art combine in a vibrant tribute to ‘80s New York City.  

    10 December 2019

    On the streets of 1980s New York at the NGV.  

    On the streets of 1980s New York at the NGV.

    The National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) summer exhibition shines a spotlight on the artistic friendship between two great contemporary artists, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, who drew their inspiration from the streets of the Big Apple.

    10 December 2019

    Aje co-founders sparkle with new jewellery line and artistic links.  

    Aje Jewellery Founders

    Co-founders of fashion label Aje Edwina Forest and Adrian Norris continue to break new ground and innovate, recently revealing their first jewellery collection, Aje Adorn, at an exclusive Mercedes me Store Melbourne event.

    30 November 2019

    Sarah & Sebastian design the CLA Mood Ring.  

    Mood Ring

    When dynamic jewellery designers Sarah & Sebastian laid eyes on the new Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupé, they found all the inspiration they needed to design and create a mood ring in its honour.


    25 September 2019

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    Innovation

      Mercedes-Benz S-Class: the car that shapes the automotive world.

      A silver car

      The release of a feature-packed new edition of the S-Class provides a moment to pay tribute to the model’s incredible legacy.

      15 September 2020
       

      Driven snow: How to prepare your car for alpine conditions.

      Driven snow

      Planning a trip to the snow? Here’s what you need to do to prepare your car for driving in wet, icy or snowy conditions.

      27 August 2020

      The constant improvers.

      A man in front of a wall

      Their mission? To make good things even better. We spoke to three people who spend their lives striving for perfection.

      25 August 2020
       

      Seven reasons the GLB is the most versatile compact SUV on the market.

      A white car off road

      The brand new GLB offers more than additional seats. Here are seven reasons why this compact SUV is perfect for your lifestyle.

      25 August 2020
       

      Cars on Mars.

      A space car on Mars

      Ahead of the launch of the Mars Perseverance Rover, we take a look at the history of space cars.

      23 July 2020
       

      Fuel for thought: How to make your car more fuel-efficient.

      A silver car

      Small changes to the way you drive can make a big difference to your weekly fuel bill and minimise your environmental footprint.

      23 July 2020
       

      Cassia Attard's revolutionary approach to solar energy.

      A smiling young woman

      Nineteen-year-old scientist Cassia Attard is changing the way we think about renewable energy.

      17 June 2020
       

      Reinventing the (steering) wheel.  

      A Mercedes Simplex vehicle from 1902

      Explore the evolution of the steering wheel, from its invention in 1894 to the advanced features that will debut in 2020.

      12 June 2020
       

      Hospitality comes to the rescue

      Three bottles of hand sanitiser on a table

      To fight COVID-19, these Australian hospitality businesses have pivoted from their usual operations to produce much-needed hand sanitiser.

      28 May 2020
       

      Who is Mercedes? Discover the history of Mercedes-Benz.

      A black and white photograph of the Mercedes 35 HP

      Did you know Mercedes-Benz was named after a person? To commemorate 120 years of our brand, we explore where it all began.

      5 May 2020
       

      Inside in-car gaming.

      Two people sitting in a car

      As autonomous driving technology develops, so does in-car gaming. We look at the development of these entertainment systems.

      30 April 2020

      The best Mercedes-Benz concept cars of the last decade.

      The Mercedes-Benz BIOME car

      Concept cars are made to demonstrate what the car of the future could look like. These five Mercedes-Benz vehicles inspired our imaginations when they were revealed to the public.

      8 April 2020
       

      Composting plastic: winemaker Jordy Kay reveals his new invention.

      A hand holding a tube of cling wrap

      On a mission to save the environment, a young winemaker invents the world’s first certified compostable and biodegradable stretch wrap.

      8 April 2020

      How artificial intelligence is contributing to the car of the future.

      The Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept car projecting a pedestrian crossing on the road as a person walks in front of the car.

      The way we drive has changed dramatically over the last decade, thanks to advancements in artificial technology. So how is AI improving our drive?

      1 March 2020

      Mercedes-Benz EQC x R&B star The Weeknd.

      eqc-mercedes

      Grammy award-winning R&B artist The Weeknd stars alongside the first production electric vehicle from Mercedes-Benz, the EQC, in a special campaign that not only looks forward to an exciting all-electric future, but also casts a respectful glance at the company’s storied past.

      10 February 2020

      Future living: the best smart home technology of 2020.

      Someone holding a mobile phone to control smart devices in their kitchen.

      Here at Mercedes-Benz, we’re excited by the technology and design innovations that are changing our lifestyles for the better.

      10 February 2019

       

      In conversation with Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff.

      Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton on stage with Tom Clarkson

      The six-time world champion and his Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1® team boss opened up to an intimate audience at Mercedes me Store Melbourne as a kick off to the 2019 Formula 1® season.

      1 March 2019

      Garrett McNamara drops in at Mercedes me Store Melbourne.

      Garrett McNamara posing with a surfboard in front of a Mercedes-Benz

      The world’s foremost big wave surfer regaled fans with stories about his record-breaking adventures.

      1 October 2018  

      The new A-Class leads the charge into an exciting future.

      Dave Thornton, Ally Watson, Cameron McEvoy and Jerry Stamoulis on stage

      Just as the smartphone revolutionised the way we communicate, the smallest model in the Mercedes Benz range, the new A-Class, is set to change the way we interact with our vehicles.

      1 August 2018
       

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      Performance

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      Performance

        The Show must go on.

        A black car

        After 68 years, the Frankfurt Motor Show has been cancelled. We look back on the Mercedes-Benz vehicles that have debuted there.

        15 September 2020

        Driving the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250.

        A white SUV

        We get behind the wheel of the all-new GLA 250, the latest in urban SUVs.

        15 September 2020

        Introducing the Formula 1 Safety Car.

        A man sitting in a car

        Learn why Mercedes-Benz has supplied the official F1 Safety Car since 1996 and what it takes to drive it.

        25 August 2020

        Shane Delia: My car is my office.

        A man in front of the Mercedes-Benz logo

        COVID-19 has forced chef Shane Delia to reconsider how – and where – he operates his business.

        25 August 2020

        Myth-busting the Mercedes-Benz Certified program.

        A red car

        In the market for a new car? Here are five reasons why buying through Mercedes-Benz Certified program is a smart way to do it.

        25 August 2020

        Facing setbacks with New Zealand Olympian Gemma McCaw.

        Gemma McCaw on the hockey field

        We chat to Olympic hockey player Gemma McCaw about gaining a new perspective after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were postponed.

        13 August 2020

        We review the first-ever Mercedes-Benz GLB.  

        A family walking towards a Mercedes-Benz GLB

        Get to know the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB, a compact SUV that is the first of its kind in our range.

        17 June 2020

        The motorsport superstars turning to sim racing.

        A virtual Mercedes-AMG GT3

        Until motor racing is back in earnest, drivers have been keeping their skills sharp through simulated racing.

        17 June 2020

        Where to find the world’s best classic cars.

        Mercedes-Benz Museum

        While some precious Mercedes-Benz vehicles are hidden away in private collections, there are many you can see in person. Here’s where to look.

        5 May 2020

        The world of car design at Mercedes-Benz.

        A gullwing car with doors extended

        What goes into designing a Mercedes-Benz? We take a look at some iconic models and the creative minds behind them.

        30 April 2020

        The astonishing feats of Mr Motor Racing.

        A black Mercedes-Benz GLS in the Utah desert

        Sir Stirling Moss’s victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia is still regarded as one of the single greatest drives in motorsport history.

        17 April 2020

        The autonomous driving features that already exist.

        A steering wheel with a screen behind it

        What self-driving technology do you already use in your Mercedes-Benz? You might be surprised by the answer.

        8 April 2020

        Up close with Lewis, Valtteri and the VISION EQS.

        Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas driving the VISION EQS

        The VISION EQS made a memorable debut at Mercedes me Store Melbourne recently, with the help of F1 stars Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

        8 April 2020

        Behind the Baby-Benz: 30 Years of the Evo II

        Mercedes-Benz 190 Evolution II

        It’s been 30 years since the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show. To celebrate, we look back through the history of this iconic racing car.

        5 March 2020

        The smartest Formula 1 innovations in recent history.

        A race car driver crouching on top of a race car.

        Ahead of the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020, we consider the thrilling new tech innovations that have taken motorsport to the next level. 

        5 March 2020

        How autonomous cars could change our lives

        How autonomous cars could change our lives

        Will we only drive ourselves in the future if we really want to? In the first part of our series on autonomous driving, we explain why this technology is one of the most important innovations of our time. And what Mercedes-Benz is doing to help shape it.

        5 March 2020

        Mercedes-AMG gets a podium finish at the Bathurst 12 Hour.

        Jamie Whincup, Shane van Gisbergen and Maximilian Goetz holding their Bathurst 12 Hour trophies

        After a nail-biting race in scorching weather, Mercedes-AMG managed to take third place at the 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour. Read on for our recap of the race and its highlights.  

        21 February 2020

        On the road in Utah with the new Mercedes-Benz GLS.

        A black Mercedes-Benz GLS in the Utah desert.

        Exploring Utah’s fascinating desert landscape in the Mercedes-Benz GLS is like travelling back in time to the Wild West.

        18 February 2020

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          Simple ways to practise meditation and mindfulness. 

          A man sits in a chair

          A—SPACE founder Manoj Dias shares some advice ahead of World Mental Health Day.

          8 October 2020

          Down the lazy river.

          Cabins and a picnic setting

          Shake off winter and head to Margaret River for wineries, lakeside glamping and more. 


          15 September 2020

          How to drink creatively this Dry July.

          A pink cocktail

          Off alcohol? We explore some of the best alcohol-free alternatives and show you how to mix sophisticated ‘mocktails’ at home. 

          20 July 2020

          Three Australian podcasters share their success stories.

          Sarah Davidson standing in front of a wall

          These podcasters are responsible for some of the most downloaded shows in Australia – so how did they do it?

          17 June 2020

          Cook Harissa Chicken Tagine at home with Shane Delia.

          Chicken Tagine Dish ready to be served

          Shane Delia teaches you how to prepare a delicious chicken, chickpea & tomato harissa ‘Tagine’ at home.


          5 June 2020

          Cook Confit Salmon, Rice & Beans at home with Shane Delia.

          Confit Salmon, Rice & Beans ready to be served

          In need of dinner inspiration? Watch Shane Delia prepare an at home ‘Confit’ style salmon with Rice & Beans.

          5 June 2020

          Cook Hummus & Lamb at home with Shane Delia.

          Hummus & Lamb dish ready to be served

          Watch Shane Delia prepare this delicious olive oil hummus & lamb.


          5 June 2020

          Cook Lebanese Prawn Cous Cous at home with Shane Delia.

          Prawns & cous cous ready to be served

          Watch Shane Delia as he prepares a Lebanese Prawn cous cous perfect for sharing with your family and friends.

          5 June 2020

          Fine dining at a distance.

           A man in a kitchen

          Restaurants around the country are adapting to social distancing measures with creativity. We take a look at the standouts.

          7 May 2020

          Liz Sunshine reveals her lockdown parenting hacks.

          Liz Sunshine reveals her lockdown parenting hacks

          To say happy Mother’s Day, we asked fashion photographer Liz Sunshine to share her life hacks for busy parents.


          6 May 2020

          Why you should start a winter vegetable garden.

          A man watering plants

          Growing a kitchen garden is the perfect winter hobby, argues Little Veggie Patch Co founder Mat Pember.

          1 May 2020

          Make the most of a weekend in NSW’s historic Millthorpe.

          Cakes on a rustic table

          Take a culinary journey through this charming country town.



          8 April 2020

          Revel in a weekend trip to the Adelaide Hills.

          A stone house and its grounds

          Find out what this South Australian wine region has to offer visitors.


          8 April 2020

          Discover another side to Victoria’s High Country.

          Goats on a hillside

          Go off the beaten track to picturesque Myrrhee and meet four local producers who call the hidden side of the King Valley home.

          8 April 2020

          Exciting innovations in New Zealand wine.

          A man posing with bottles of wine

          We meet three Kiwis who are changing the game in the New Zealand wine industry.


          8 April 2020

          Raising strong women.

          Two women, one with her back to the camera

          Two mothers and a father tell us how they raised their daughters to be strong women in celebration of International Women’s Day.


          5 March 2020

          Inside Sake Bar Yoramu, Japan’s most unique sake experience.

          Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 Coupé

          Mercedes-Benz is at the forefront of innovation in the automotive space; let’s shine a spotlight on those at the forefront of innovation in the food and wine space.

          28 February 2020

          Indulge and unwind on the Mornington Peninsula.

          Jackalope Hotel at dusk, surrounded by vineyards

          Switch on your out-of-office, turn your phone to silent and give yourself permission to indulge in a weekend on Victoria’s picturesque Mornington Peninsula.

          1 September 2019  

          Find your island home at food hub The Flinders Wharf.

          The Flinders Wharf

          Flinders Island locals Jo and Tom Youl have poured heart and soul into a venue that both showcases and nurtures local talent.


          1 May 2019

          Taste your way around Paris.

          Taste your way around Paris

          Tricia Welsh embarks on a self-guided food tour courtesy of start-up Le Food Trip.


          1 November 2018

          Wickens: a destination to dine for.

          Wickens: a destination to dine for

          Be prepared for an exquisite dining experience in stunning surrounds at Victoria’s renowned Royal Mail Hotel near Dunkeld.


          1 January 2018