Crystal Hellend

Crystal Hellend

COURSE: Fashion 2020


Design for Performance 2020


Crystal Victoria

Crystal Victoria Dance Wear

My final major project shows my journey of designing and making ballet costumes.

My first collaboration is with Elmhurst Ballet School to design and make 4 female, lyrical style costumes for their 2020 Elmhurst Ballet Company show 'Synergy'. The costumes will debut in a brand new piece titled "L’Heure Sans Regret" choreographed by Sander Blommaert.
*Unfortunately, due to safeguarding issues from the school and covid-19 I have been unable to obtain useable photos to display the final outcome of this collaboration.

My second section of my project is developing my own bespoke costume making business. Here I set up collaborations with Elisha Willis (former principal dancer at Birmingham royal ballet) to model the costumes, and Rebecca Elizabeth (A successful seamstress and accessories maker based in Stafford) to design and make custom headpieces. I designed and made a romantic style costume and a traditional tutu for the ballet 'Cinderella'.