‘Ballet Bourdoir’

Final Collection 'Ballet Bourdoir' ©Amber Cooper
Final Collection 'Ballet Bourdoir' ©Amber Cooper

Designed by: Amber Cooper

Course: Fashion Design: Womenswear

University: University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Rochester

'Ballet Bourdoir' Final Collection Illustration ©Amber Cooper
‘Ballet Bourdoir’ Final Collection Illustration ©Amber Cooper

“The concept for my collection came from ballet. I was inspired by Edgar Degas’s
paintings of ballerinas and fell in love with the colour combinations in the
paintings. I discovered that ballet evolved as a form of dance during the Italian
Renaissance period, which introduced me to Botticelli’s artwork. This led my
collection in a feminine, sensual and romantic direction, encapsulating the
simplicity of the 1930s, with a particular focus on lingerie and nightwear. My final
design used a muted and feminine colour palette, with design elements that
included floral embroidered and nude tulles, baby pink satin, pink ribbon, pink
and gold sequin trim, and textured tweed.”

See more of Amber’s work at: https://www.instagram.com/cooper_amber/