|March 18, 2013||to||April 1, 2013|
* MELBOURNE Fashion
Spirit of the Black Dress is an independent, non-for-profit fashion concept promoting the work of sustainable Australian fashion design returning to Melbourne in 2013
- 18 March - 1 April 2013
- Intercontinental at The Rialto on Collins Street in Melbourne
Spirit of the Black Dress returns to Melbourne in 2013 to celebrate its fifth year.
The Spirit of the Black Dress has also been secured as an official event on the 2013 L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival program, which begins on March 18.
The Spirit of the Black Dress will be open to the public as an exhibition. The general public are invited to enjoy the free exhibition where they can view photos, film and the ten black dresses selected as part of the 2013 collection. Held at the Intercontinental at The Rialto on Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD, this event is attended by fashion lovers, tourists and students.
This event aims to promote emerging designers and bring attention to exceptional talent in Australia. With a focus on sustainability, The Spirit of the Black Dress seeks to highlight how innovators in art and fashion are grappling with modern day issues while exercising creative and timeless fashion design in the form of a black dress. Each year, five fashion industry professionals are selected as a panel of judges who select the ten winning dress designs.
Judges in 2013 include fashion and textile curator Paola Di Trocchio, creative director of sustainable fashion house MaterialByProduct Susan Dimasi, couture headwear designer and milliner Richard Nylon, editorial director of FASHIONTREND Australia Nikita Papas, and Editor in Chief of popular fashion blog StyleMelbourne, Sarah Willcocks.
Spirit of the Black Dress exhibition 2013Share