Thursday, March 17, 2011

Project Rundle - Regent Arcade

We chatted with design duo Chloe and Lisa on how Regent Arcade inspired their design.

Which Adelaide laneway/arcade were you given for Project Rundle?
We were given Regent Arcade.

Describe your garment and how Regent Arcade influenced the design? What was your inspiration?
Our outfit was inspired by the contrasting shapes, both the structured and flowy elements we found in Regent Arcade. The flowy chiffon dress with layers of circle skirts represents the curves and circular shapes seen in the flooring patterns, the metal details above each store and adorning the chairs, and the decorative cornices along the walls edge. The structure of the cropped jacket paired with a cotton gingham lining was inspired by the checked floor tiles throughout the arcade.

Tell us about the highlights and challenges of Project Rundle.
Working with the delicate chiffon fabric definitely proved to be the most challenging part of the project! A highlight would be being able to create a cute outfit we can wear ourselves.

Parades will take place on Friday 25 March at 12pm, 1:30pm, 5:30pm and 7pm and on Saturday 26 March at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm at the Gawler Place canopy.

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