The Tutu Project

The Tutu Project



Designed and built by Label, selected by The Fashion Design Council of Canada. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.

LABEL designers Shawna Robinson and Natalie Sydoruk used the rounded nest shape of a tutu to imagine it as a bird’s nest. Just as a bird uses cast off materials to build its nest, they repurposed their scrap fabric to create this one of a kind tutu for the National Ballet. Lighter coloured fabric is used towards the bottom layers of the tutu to create an ombre effect.

Robinson and Sydoruk have been collaborating since 2009 on their clothing line, LABEL. The idea was born out of their mutual desire for quality clothing that fit their unique lifestyles, desiring clothing that was intelligently designed with comfort, sustainability and wearability in mind. Their clothing resists the urge to define its wearer, but instead invites the wearer to define the clothing.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.