PCA Vision Workwear Competition

  • Elvira Isenzhulova

The brief was to create workwear outfits for a certain profession. I have chosen ballet dancers as this job is physically demanding and poses high risks of getting an injury that can alter or even ruin a dancer's career. One of the ways to decrease the risks is to warm up properly. This is why all dancers wear warm-up clothing to properly warm up the body during classes or keep the muscles warm in cold studios. However, unlike sportswear, dancewear brands do not provide the same level of innovation. Currently dancers wear various sportswear, dancewear and medical pieces that may not be specifically engineered for their bodies and type of activity. For this project I have researched dance anatomy and movements as well as recent textile innovations to create warm-up clothing that would meet dancers’ needs and minimise the risk of an injury.