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The Spirit of the Black Dress 2013

The culmination of a five year project, The Spirit of the Black Dress came to its finale this fashion festival. Espousing thoughtful, eco-friendly-but-no-less style-concious designs, TSOTBD transformed into grander scale in 2013; showcasing capsule collections by the chosen designers, a tribute to past finalist (the now Project Runway winning) Christina

Designer Call-out: Spirit of the Black Dress 2013

As part of L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2013, the red carpet gala, runway show, fashion film screening and public photographic exhibition that is The Spirit of the Black Dress returns. They are now on the hunt for just ten designers or labels to be selected for the sophisticated showcase and

Spirit of the Black Dress Gala 2011

For several years now the Spirit of the Black Dress exhibition has been heralding green as the new black. At the gala opening last night, they sent their chosen ten black dresses down the runway for the first time in the event’s history as well as screening their first fashion

Preview: Spirit of the Black Dress 2011

It’s no secret that one of my favourite events for the past few LMFFs, and the original incarnation at MSFW, has been The Spirit of the Black Dress. Yesterday ten lovely ladies in ten brilliant black dresses (I spy skulls, I spy leather = love at first sight) took to

Callout: Spirit of the Black Dress

The Spirit of the Black Dress is on the hunt for up to 10 emerging Australian designers for 2011. If you are a designer in your first five years of practice this is your chance to participate in the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival! The twist is your design must be

Spirit of the Black Dress Gala Opening

The sophomore edition of the Spirit of the Black Dress launched with a gala opening – a tradition I hope will continue with a third round of ten designers! This year’s innovative batch of fashion creatives are Cheryl Chee, Melina Hollway, Maja Karlsen Mueller, Michelle Czech, Alexis Belcher, Oliver Wilkinson,

Spirit of the Black Dress ‘FlashWalk’

It’s  10 am at Flinders Street station, and the steps are crowded with the usual throng of commuters hurrying on their way. In the middle of this everyday chaos, ten models stand frozen in the sea of people. They’re clad in identical black trench coats, with couture-coiffed hair and nude

Callout – Spirit of the Black Dress

One of the true highlights from Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2009 was the Spirit of the Black Dress exhibition. I’m pleased to say the event will return on-schedule for the Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, opening on March 12th 2010 at Georges On Collins. Right now, the organisers are calling on

Spirit of the Black Dress

The Spirit of the Black Dress opening gala kicked off this evening, attracting a beautiful crowd to match the beautiful and innovative takes on the wardrobe essential – aka the ‘Black Dress’. Georges on Collins provided a stylish space for fashion and textile designers’ individual interpretation of what constitutes an

The Spirit of the Black Dress

The Spirit of the Black Dress invited fashion and textile designers to create their version of the iconic black dress for their official Melbourne Spring Fashion Week gala and photographic exhibition. The ten best entries were chosen (by industry experts like designer Joe Saba, trend forecaster and creative strategist Robert