Iconic Victorian Infrastructure turned Wearable Art at the MPavilion

Have you ever looked at a really pretty building and thought, ‘I wonder what that would look like as a dress?” Well, wonder no more my friend because Melbourne’s next generation of architects and designers are coming together to make your weird but wonderful day dreams come true.

Gaining inspiration form famous landmarks around Melbourne, students from Monash Art Design and Architecture (MADA) are collaborating with leading Melbourne architecture practices to translate iconic infrastructure into wearable art forms. From Southern Cross Station to The Roy Ground Round Toilet, the forms have been dissected and redesigned into human scale.

The unique designs are part of the MADA’s popular annual competition Wearing the City, and will be returning to the MPavilion on Saturday 11 November 2017 at 5pm.

“MADA’s annual ‘Wearing the City’ project gives students a unique opportunity to experience architecture and design in new ways,” says Naomi Milgrom, AO founder of MPavilion.

“It’s wonderful to see that the MPavilion by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten has acted as a generator of ideas and platform for the next generation of Melbourne designers and architects.”

Following the success of the 2016 Wearing the Private City, that focused on iconic Melbourne homes, the project hopes to celebrate Australia’s iconic architecture by offering students and the public the opportunity to experience design in a unique way.

The Wearing the City runway-show-meets-parade will be held at MPavilion in Melbourne, Saturday November 11.