I utilised my 19 years previous dance experience as initial design inspiration to form my Final Major Project titled ‘Beautified Pressures. My finalised body of work explores the hidden muscle strain in dance performance. The collection uses embroidered interventions that choreograph and restrict varied materials to convey the demanding pressures experienced by a dancer’s body. I have then added embellishments and hand embroidered detail as a form of distraction to resemble how the audience can be blinded by the beauty in performance. Through an assortment of textile processes, Beautified Pressures is an established collection that is performance wear focused but can be applied to luxury fashion.