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Wednesday August 31, 2011

Making the Unfinished

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An exhibition of projects by RMIT University fashion students explores the process of making through found garments and collage, as part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week's City Series.

Supported by RMIT's School of Architecture and Design Research Fund, Making the Unfinished runs from 1 to 6 September.

Students from the S!X studio in the second and third year of the Bachelor of Design (Fashion) program have responded to the S!X methodology, using a mixture of found garments and collaging these with pattern-cutting and printing techniques.

Lecturer and studio leader, Denise Sprynskyj, said students unpicked found garments and used existing elements to reconstruct and reconfigure into a new design.

"The process of deconstruction reveals and highlights hidden details of the recycled garment," she said.

Student Emma Bosley said: "The ideology for me behind the studio, Making the Unfinished, is to transform found or made garments from a stereotypical 'finished' or structured silhouette to something more abstract or contemporary."

Student Jovana Margetic said: "Breaking down components of fashion and reassembling them is what deconstructionist designers are all about.

"In order to experiment with deconstructing, I believe we need to explore the old structure."

Making the Unfinished opens at La Chambre de Bonne, 1A Crossley Street, Melbourne, on Thursday, 1 September.

Members of the public are invited to a free opening night event from 6pm to 8pm tomorrow.

The exhibition is open from 12pm - 6pm until Tuesday, 6 September (closed Sunday).

Design: Sarah Alessi.

Design: Emma Bosley.

Design: Tanya Rapaic.

Source: RMIT University;ID=91hqv8oq4wcj;STATUS=A

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