Made to Measure with Max – Part Four Fit for You


  With a background in fashion and garment construction, and having run his own made-to-measure business, Maximillian has fantastic insight into fashion trends and dressing for self expression. To read from the start of this series, click HERE. After learning about Max’s made-to-measure business I was keen to hear more about customer demands. If Max were to make me a wardrobe I would have a list as tall as me with requests and suggestions as well as things I don’t want. He told me about some of the experiences he has had making clothes specifically for different individuals:   ‘I… Continue Reading

Made to Measure with Max – Part Three The Age of the Purple Ladies


  With a background in fashion and garment construction, and having run his own made-to-measure business, Maximillian has fantastic insight into fashion trends and dressing for self expression. To read Part One of this series where I talk to Max about all things fashion, click HERE or for Part Two: The Rise of Androgyny, click HERE.   WHEN I AM AN OLD WOMAN I SHALL WEAR PURPLE With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter. I… Continue Reading

Made to Measure with Max – Part Two Male Uniform & The Rise of Androgyny


With a background in fashion and garment construction, and having run his own made-to-measure business, Maximillian has fantastic insight into fashion trends and dressing for self expression. To read Part One of this series where I talk to Max about all things fashion, click HERE.     A big part of my discussion with Max was around gendered fashion trends and what’ ‘rules’ exist for men and for women. We also discussed how fashion, as a medium of self expression, can exist to blur the boxes around men and women and highlight the diversity of the gender spectrum. ‘I’ve noticed… Continue Reading

Made to Measure with Max – Part One Made to Measure


Maximillian has a degree in graphic design but followed this with a TAFE course in garment construction. A few years later he put his skills as both a designer and a creator to work and opened his own made-to-measure service whilst also wholesaling men’s ties which took off. This lead to Max creating a fashion production service that helped independent emerging designers get their collections made. This was a well needed platform at the time. After working for designers and making clothes for their brands, Max continues to mentor emerging fashion designers and creatives but has moved away from the… Continue Reading