Designers have always been inspired by the flow and movement of not only ballerina’s but also with the idea of creating clothing that can capture the essence of dancers.
We gathered up our favorite pieces from dresses to tops, skirts and of course “ballet” flats. Our picks are however a bit unexpected and put a small twist of what you might think dancewear inspired clothing might look like. We have to hand it to Barney’s New York for stocking such eclectic pieces like Michelle Mason’s contrast bodice dress for instance. It combines a scoop neck leather structured front with a chiffon a-line skirt that looks ridiculously stunning. Theyskens’ Theory’s open knit graphic sweater reminds us of the sort of pieces Natalie Portman wore in the movie, “The Black Swan”.
For shoes aside from Chloe’s Nappa leather square toe ballet flat which is a direct replica of real pointe shoes we found many other flats put a new spin on the classic go-to item every woman has in her closet. Anthropologie for instance has a pair of gorgeous basketweave rubber mary janes with bow straps for rainy days.
"I tried to take pictures of the ballerinas – not of their dancing. I tried to stay focused on the dancers – not on their poses. I tried to portray their souls – not their steps. Ballerina Project is more about the dancer than the dancing.” - Dane ShitagiWe highly recommend purchasing “The Ballerina Project” coffee table book or alternately you can buy any images as a limited edition print as well. To check out all the images from the book head over to their official Facebook page.