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MADA presents: Wearing the Interior City

MADA presents: Wearing the Interior City


Above image: Myer Melbourne interior chasm (NH Architecture). Outfit by students: Ruben Digby-Diercks, Matthew Luong. All photography by Matthew Stanton.

Fashion and architectural worlds will collide this Saturday as Monash University students present 11 outfits inspired by the city’s interiors at MPavilion.

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Baker D. Chirico, Carlton (March Studio). Outfit by students: Qianying Weng, Jesse Oehm, Lily Fong

Following last year’s ‘Wearing the City’ project, in which students designed ensembles inspired by Melbourne’s iconic exteriors, 2015’s students have instead sourced influence from interiors, including St Paul’s Cathedral and the Shrine of Remembrance.

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St Paul’s Cathedral (William Butterfield) Outfit by students: Monique Woods, Hoai My Linh Duong, Nicole White

The architecture and fine art students worked with the architects who designed the interiors to translate them into wearable forms.

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Capitol Theatre (Marion Mahony Griffin and Walter Burley Griffin). Outfit by students: Luke Lim, Caitlin Wallace

MADA lecturers Mirian Borcherdt and Cate Hall led the students in their projects, helping them to develop their own individual interpretations of the works.

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Shrine of Remembrance – Galleries of Rememberance (ARM) Outfit by students: Melissa Paker, James Zhao Jin Yan, Julia Quirk

“The students have been experimenting with a range of both rigid and pliable materials that consider scale, proportion, and the body’s movement,” Borcherdt said.

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NAB Docklands (Woods Bagot). Outfit by students: Isabella Peppard Clarke


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NGV Great Hall (Roy Grounds / Ceiling: Leonard French). Outfit by students: Ken Wu, Isabella Alvarado

Students Ken Wu and Isabella Alvarado have developed an outfit with a vibrant geometric shoulder piece, which reflects the grandeur of the NGV Great Hall’s roof.

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Hamer Hall (Roy Grounds / Interior: John Truscott, upgrade by ARM). Outfit by students: Kia Achilleos, Celina San Jose

Meanwhile, an asymmetrical hoop skirt with vibrant blue tube lights fitted to its inner rear brings the Hamer Hall to life, designed by Kia Achilleos and Celina San Jose.

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The Quays (McBride Charles Ryan). Outfit by students: Emily McBain, Yoana Doleva

Other interior designs that will be represented include the Capitol Theatre, The Quays, the Myer Melbourne Interior Chasm, and the Main Foyer 171 Collins St, among others.

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Heide II (McGlashan Everist). Outfit by students: Melissa Brown, Tess McLaren, Eastina Zhang


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Main foyer, 171 Collins Street (Bates Smart). Outfit by students: Cecilia Young, Alisha Vasudevan

The outfits will be presented during a free event at MPavilion on Saturday 14th November from 5-7pm, and will be judged by a panel, with a winner announced on the night.

For more information, visit: www.mpavilion.org


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