Ballet dancer stars in fashion film
In a world where art mimics life and fashion mimics art, it's not uncommon for inspirations to come from sources outside of the world of fashion.
Mary-Ellen Prendergast of Kiwi label Shen was drawn to a performance of the Royal new Zealand Ballet's Sleeping Beauty as inspiration for her latest spring collection.
It was only fitting then that the collection was modelled by a ballet dancer - the sylphlike 23 year-old RNZB member Katherine Grange, whose stunning dance performance has been made into a short film Naive Romance, shot by Stephen Tilley and with music by Bic Runga.
"Her [Katherine's] grace made her ideal for the film and her beauty and femininity meant she was a perfect fit for the brand," said Shen's Mary-Ellen.
You can’t see the short film until it’s released next week, but you can whet your appetite on the gorgeous stills and the behind-the-scenes documentary of the shoot.