Friday, March 18, 2011

Project Rundle - Southern Cross Arcade

We chatted with Maximillian about his design for Project Rundle.

Which Adelaide laneway/arcade were you given for Project Rundle?
Southern Cross Arcade, which runs between James Place and King William Road and houses a really diverse food court with cuisine from Asian, European and Middle Eastern cultures.

Describe your garment and how Southern Cross Arcade influenced the design. What was your inspiration?
Picking up on the multicultural aspect of the arcade, our outfit combined elements from classical Greek and traditional Japanese clothing. This combination has a strong Edwardian feel, which was inspired by some of the architecture found in the food court.

Tell us about the highlights and challenges of Project Rundle.
I love drawing inspiration from sources that don't have a direct connection to the fashion industry, and Project Rundle was a great opportunity to do just that. My biggest challenge was the time constraint and having to design a four-piece outfit incorporating both hand and machine embroidery.

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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