Prada Design Director Creates Ballet Costume For Fortuna Desperata

Prada and Miu Miu design director, Fabio Zambernardi, has created David Hallberg’s costume, the principal dancer for the Bolshoi Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, in occasion of the performance Fortuna Desperata by Italian artist and filmmaker Francesco Vezzoli .

Francesco Vezzoli says “The costume which Prada has made for David Hallberg is the perfect metaphor for his Fortuna Desperata performance. Its pseudo-renaissance style is philological, yet the materials are ultra-modernist. Like the dance steps that Hallberg will perform, his costume will seem like a futuristic version of a painting by Beato Angelico”.

To create the stunning costume Prada used meticulous fine-tailoring techniques and a combination of classic and contemporary materials. The costume was created entirely by hand.

Sketch courtesy of Prada

H&M’s Flagship Sydney Store Launches

H&M rolled out the red carpet last night to welcome a star-studded guest list into the fashion giant’s Sydney flagship store. Solange Knowles -BeyoncĂ©’s younger sister – welcomed celebrities and fashion insiders into the store with an exclusive DJ set, and a handful of special guests were lucky enough to don pieces from the anticipated H&M x Balmain collection, which hits stores next week.

Located at 150 Pitt Street Mall, the new flagship store is one of the largest in the world and opens officially tomorrow. Sydneysiders should be aware that eager fans are expected to line to streets.