RMIT school of Fashion, Brunswick collaboration with Paul Morgan Architects
The fit out of The Hangar in building 516 at the RMIT Brunswick Campus, came about through a collaboration with PMA (Paul Morgan Architects) and ZILKA Studio. Paul Morgan and Leanne Zilka worked together on the concept of a Frozen Curtain that could separate the back of house (changerooms, etc) from the main space and provide a backdrop for the display of garments produced by RMIT fashion and textile design students. The activities within the fashion and textile design school at RMIT are often viewed by the public, international guests, industry partnerships and practitioners. The Frozen Curtain effectively creates a space that acts as a stage set for these activities, allowing for any work to be viewed without the need to relocate.
Referring to fashion and textile terminology such as the Pleat, a technique used to gather a wide length of fabric around a circumference, we explored how using an acoustic material with the fashion and textile technique of pleating, could be manipulated to respond to the space, structure and duct work, expressing movement and intricacy. Photo Credits: Fraser Marsden