Visiting Melbourne as part of the film launch for Elvis, Martin took the time to look at the students’ own designs and answer some burning questions they had about fashion design in the film industry.
The students asked questions about the role fashion plays in film and how to break into and succeed in the film and fashion industry.
Best known for her stunning creations at the Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby, Martin spoke in depth about the intricate details and research required to refine and perfect the costumes for the era-specific films. She highlighted the important role that fashion and textiles play in making a film truly authentic.
Elvis producer Schuyler Weiss and RMIT Deputy Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the School of Design and Social Context Robyn Healy and Associate Lecturer in Fashion and Textiles Mandy Nichols were also among of the panel.
Nichols, who worked closely with Martin in the costume department for the films, Australia and The Great Gatsby, was honored to chair the panel with Martin, saying the students came away inspired and open to ways and career opportunities in costume specialization.
“Catherine discussed her work in costume as well as her creative collaborations in fashion and interiors, providing valuable insight into the collaborative process and how the skills our students learn are transferable and relevant across disciplines. creative,” said Nichols.
“Catherine’s insight and encouraging advice to our students regarding the mindset and the kind of dedication and discipline required to become a creative industries specialist was a key part of our discussion,” she said. declared.
RMIT is a world leader in fashion and textile education. Our programs are internationally recognized, with graduates making an impact across the globe.