Friday, March 25, 2011

Project Rundle - Stephens Place

We chatted with Nicole on how Stephens Place inspired her design.

Describe your garment and how the Stephens Place influenced the design? What was your inspiration?
Stephens Place has a strong vertical and horizontal presence in its architecture. This has been represented through the clean and strong lines of both the interior of the garment and its silhouette. The finely sewn vertical lines on the skirt are mirrored in the stovepipe sleeves and cut out back. The horizontal of the neck is repeated strongly at the waist when contrasted with the hip details.

Tell us about the highlights and challenges of Project Rundle.
This project has had both its challenges and highlights. Being given a predetermined laneway and arcade meant that our point of inspiration was already set. This was a positive step to be given direction so clearly, but challenging when the inspiration didn’t directly suit our way of designing. I enjoyed having a partner to discuss ideas with. It was also helpful when deciding on the most appropriate way to design and construct the garment.

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

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