Balletcore Takes Centre Stage In New Reformation Collaboration With The New York City Ballet
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Balletcore Takes Centre Stage In New Reformation Collaboration With The New York City Ballet

Off-duty ballerinas, this one's for you

While 2023 has been a year of microtrends, one of the biggest movements we expect to see come back into fashion time and time again is balletcore – a trend dedicated to the costumes and lifestyle of ballet dancers. It’s also the subject of celebration in this new collection from Reformation, created in collaboration with the New York City Ballet.

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The New York City Ballet is celebrating its 75th birthday this year – and what better way to mark the occasion than with a balletcore-inspired capsule collection? The ballet company has teamed up with fashion label Reformation to create a line of dresses, ballet flats and separates, which come together to create a ‘ready-to-wear, ready-to-dance’ wardrobe.

Woman twirling around on street in trench coat and tulle skirt

Expect Reformation’s signature, vintage-inspired silhouettes blended with elegant touches of ballet, envisioned in rich jewel tones for autumn. Alongside a baroque-inspired ballerina toile (aka, ballet flats), collection highlights include floaty gowns, lace bodysuits, tulle skirts and pastel hued athleisure (evoking the typical ballet practice attire). In addition to materials like tulle, lace and chiffon, Reformation’s design team worked with deadstock, TENCEL fibres, eco-silk and its 90/10 recycled cashmere blend for a more conscious edit.

The accompanying campaign sees these creations brought to life with the help of three ballerinas from the New York City Ballet’s Corps de Ballet – Ava Sautter, India Bradley and Kennedy Targosz – who can be seen twirling around the company’s building in clothing from the capsule.

Close up of feet in ballet flats

The collection was inspired by Jewels (the first three-act, abstract ballet ever created), the show the New York City Ballet is set to open its 2023 fall season with. The show has a special place within the heart of the company, as it was created by George Balanchine, the founder and founding choreographer of the New York City Ballet.

When Will The Collection Be Available?

The Ref x NYCB collection will be available online and at select retail locations from 9 October 2023, with prices starting from £110.

Images courtesy of Reformation x New York City Ballet