Bring out the Freak!
Mr Freak (or David Roil to his mother) is the driving force behind Freak Productions (link may not be worksafe, but only if you work for United Future). Freak Productions have been responsible for some eye-opening (and occasionally eye-watering) performances at various cabaret and burlesque events, as well as the award-winning float at this year's Cuba St Carnival.
Their fashion creations are now on show at Hunters & Collectors in Cuba St, with a window display that lives up to that shop's usual inventive standard. Some would describe their style as "menswear with a twist", but that doesn't even vaguely capture it (they make Hank's most outrageous outfits look like a sensible Hugo Boss suit in comparison).
In any case, Freak's clothing line adds a contemporary flavour to Hunters & Collectors' fascinating selection of vintage and retro pieces. H&C have just moved along Cuba St to number 134 (next to Krazy Lounge), following the northward diaspora triggered by demolition in upper Cuba St. So far, most of the shops driven out by the 'bypass' and recent demolition for The Wellington hotel/apartment development seem to have found alternative locations, but if the developers' promises of "improvements" (code for "capital gains") come true, then independent and truly creative enterprises like this might be in trouble.