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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.
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.
The architecture and fine art students worked with the architects who designed the interiors to translate them into wearable forms.
MADA lecturers Mirian Borcherdt and Cate Hall led the students in their projects, helping them to develop their own individual interpretations of the works.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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