Birmingham Royal Ballet principal dancer Brandon Lawrence has teamed up with dancewear company Dansez to design a clothing collection, with some of the funds raised from the sale of the collection going to Healthy Seas.
We were lucky enough to invited to the launch of the collection at the Royal Ballet School in Covent Gardens, London. A place which holds special significance to Brandon has he was a pupil there before he joined and worked his way up the ranks of Birmingham Royal Ballet.
The collection has been meticulously designed to fit dancers like a second skin. It incorporates Brandon’s years of dancing experience, struggling to find suitable clothing and his understanding of movement with Dansez, creativity and craftsmanship. The result is a stunning collection that understands a dancers body while accentuating their body lines with cutting edge styling.
The collection features 15 stunning pieces, perfect for dance class or working out. The images that accompany the collection are breathtaking and are all shot by Drew Tommons from Virtuoso Dance Photography.
The entire collection is part of Dansez’s new planet-friendly pledge, which is focused on protecting and saving our seas and it’s wildlife. They have partnered with the Healthy Seas initiative, who recover thousands of tons of waste from the ocean, including ghost nets which harm the marine life that inhabits our oceans, as approximately 640.000 tons of fishing gear are lost or
abandoned in the ocean each year.
Through a regeneration and purification process by Aquafil, abandoned fishing nets from oceans all around the world are turned in to a fibre which is then used to make clothes like this collection. You can find out more about the amazing and vital work Healthy Seas does to protect Marine Life and clean the oceans of waste on their website.
You can shop Brandon’s entire collection on the Dansez website!