11 iconic Melbourne building interiors turned into fashionThe Quays. Photo: Matthew Stanton

11 iconic Melbourne building interiors turned into fashion

Love iconic buildings? One day you might be able to wear them, thanks to some up-and-coming creative types with a flair for architecture and apparel.

Eleven wearable versions of well-known Melbourne building interiors have been fashioned by Monash University Art, Design and Architecture students.

The student teams worked with architects to stitch and sculpt sartorial art inspired by interiors including the National Gallery of Victoria Great Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shrine of Remembrance and NAB Docklands.

The columns and leadlight of St Paul’s are reimagined in a divinely Gothic gown while the Chicagoesque angles of the Capitol Theatre take centre stage in a triangular headpiece.

Myer’s dramatic white atrium escalates style to the next level and the reimagined version of cafe Baker D. Chirico is finished off fittingly with the perfect accessory – a bread roll.

Scroll down to see all the student creations

MADA lecturer Miriam Borcherdt, who worked on the project with fellow lecturer Cate Hall, said the architecture and fine-art students had developed “interesting” responses with their own interpretations of the buildings.

Their work, Wearing the Interior City, will be on show on Saturday in a free event at MPavilion.

“The students have been experimenting with a range of both rigid and pliable materials that consider scale, proportion and the body’s movement,” Borcherdt said.

“The project engages with architectural form at the scale of the body and provides interdisciplinary challenges.”

The event follows last year’s Wearing the City project that focused on iconic Melbourne exteriors. The designs will be exhibited and judged on November 14 from 5pm-7pm, with a winner announced that night.

St Paul’s Cathedral

Architect: William Butterfield

St Paul’s Cathedral (William Butterfield) - Students: Monique Woods, Hoai My Linh Duong, Nicole White. Photo: Matthew StantonStudents: Monique Woods, Hoai My Linh Duong, Nicole White. Photo: Matthew Stanton

National Gallery of Victoria Great Hall

Architect: Roy Grounds | Ceiling: Leonard French

NGV Great Hall (Roy Grounds/ Ceiling: Leonard French) – Students: Ken Wu, Isabella Alvarado. Photo: Matthew Stanton Students: Ken Wu, Isabella Alvarado. Photo: Matthew Stanton

Heide II

Architect: McGlashan Everist

Heide II (McGlashan Everist) – Students: Melissa Brown, Tess McLaren, Eastina Zhang. Photo: Matthew Stanton Students: Melissa Brown, Tess McLaren, Eastina Zhang. Photo: Matthew Stanton

Capitol Theatre

Architect: Marion Mahony Griffin and Walter Burley Griffin

Capitol Theatre (Marion Mahony Griffin and Walter Burley Griffin) - Students: Luke Lim, Caitlin Wallace. Photo: Matthew Stanton Students: Luke Lim, Caitlin Wallace. Photo: Matthew Stanton

Hamer Hall

Architect: Roy Grounds | Interior: John Truscott, upgrade by ARM

Hamer Hall (Roy Grounds/ Interior: John Truscott, upgrade by ARM) - Students: Kia Achilleos, Celina San Jose. Photo: Matthew Stanton Students: Kia Achilleos, Celina San Jose. Photo: Matthew Stanton

Baker D. Chirico, Carlton

Architect: March Studio

Baker D. Chirico Carlton (March Studio) - Students: Qianying Weng, Jesse Oehm, Lily Fong. Photo: Matthew Stanton Students: Qianying Weng, Jesse Oehm, Lily Fong. Photo: Matthew Stanton

Shrine of Remembrance – Galleries of Remembrance

Architect: ARM Architecture

Shrine of Remembrance – Galleries of Remembrance (ARM Architecture ) - Students: Melissa Parker, James Zhao Jin Yan, Julia Quirk. Photo: Matthew Stanton Students: Melissa Parker, James Zhao Jin Yan, Julia Quirk. Photo: Matthew Stanton

Myer Melbourne

Architect: NH Architecture

Myer Melbourne interior Chasm (NH Architecture) - Students: Ruben Digby-Diercks, Matthew Luong. Photo: Matthew Stanton Students: Ruben Digby-Diercks, Matthew Luong. Photo: Matthew Stanton

171 Collins Street

Architect: Bates Smart

Main foyer 171 Collins St. (Bates Smart) – Students: Cecilia Young, Alisha Vasudevan. Photo: Matthew Stanton Students: Cecilia Young, Alisha Vasudevan. Photo: Matthew Stanton

NAB docklands

Architect: Woods Bagot

NAB docklands (Woods Bagot) - Student: Isabella Peppard Clark. Photo: Matthew Stanton Student: Isabella Peppard Clark. Photo: Matthew Stanton

The Quays

Architect: McBride Charles Ryan

The Quays (McBride Charles Ryan) - Students: Emily McBain, Yoana Doleva. Photo: Matthew Stanton Students: Emily McBain, Yoana Doleva. Photo: Matthew Stanton

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