In this weekend edition of BusiChic, we feature The Spirit of the Black Dress; an initiative which seeks to champion young emerging Australian designers and sustainable fashion.
BusiChic was inspired by the image below taken by Lou Pardi showing dresses by Leanne Dempsey, Cristina Tridente, Alex Trimmer and Melina Hollway amongst Melbourne’s memorable “Three Businessmen Who Brought Their Own Lunch” statues. So we commissioned Melbourne poet, Sophie Curzon-Siggers to write a poem inspired by this image of the bronzed BusiMen and The Spirit of the Black Dress, here is an excerpt:
Photo credit: Lou Pardi
The Spirit of the Black Dress
amidst modern flux
cut lunches still wrapped
in tarnished briefcases,
live their afterlife
through black dresses.
– Sophie Curzon-Siggers, March 2011
The ten resulting eco-chic dresses are currently on display, free to the public, at The Trust – 405 Flinders Lane, Melbourne – from 12 noon until 6pm daily until March 22.