The Tutu Project

The Tutu Project

Designers

Sarah Stevenson

Designed and built by Sarah Stevenson and Eliza Kozurno, selected by The Fashion Design Council of Canada. Photo by 

The Equinox Tutu takes its inspiration from Swan Lake and showcases the design strengths of its two creators: handmade fabric, beading and leatherwork. The tutu takes its name from the astronomical event known as the equinox, when day and night are roughly equal in length. The tutu embodies this phenomenon by moving seamlessly from dark to light colours.

Sarah Stevenson and Eliza Kozurno are the Toronto-based artists behind the Equinox Tutu. Stevenson is a fabric and clothing designer who creates prints derived from nature. A graduate of George Brown College, Stevenson was awarded a full scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in Fashion and Textile Design at the prestigious Institute of European Design in Milan. Kozurno, an accessory designer, creates edgy handmade jewelry using intricate crocheting, beading and leather. She is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland and launched her first jewelry line in 2005.

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