Reworked, recreated, repurposed, recycled - sustainability is sexy. The Spirit of The Black Dress is a not-for-profit organisation, providing a platform for emerging Australian designers to showcase their creativity and innovation using eco-friendly materials to inspire the classic black dress.

From silk to bamboo, hemp to human hair, the ten winning designs are born of an Australian ethical consciousness, offering a unique design perspective in response to the rapidly changing fashion and global landscape.

The architecture of the dress is as important as the dress itself, and each garment comes to life with a personality of its own.

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