Dress4Dance Wins the Designer Elite 2019 Couture Ballroom Design Competition
Congratulations Bella Kogan, the design talent behind the Dress4Dance label! After making it to the final five of The Designer Elite ballroom design competition, in the end it was Dress4Dance’s stunning creation that had everything the judges were looking for: sparkling creativity, couture technique and, of course, the ultimate wow factor.
On May 4th, at this year’s Emerald Ball in Los Angeles, Swarovski Professional announced the winner of its first annual “Designer Elite” competition, “Dress4Dance”. Swarovski initiated The Designer Elite showcase to support and promote creativity and couture skills in the ballroom dance industry. In its first inaugural year, Swarovski inducted the competition winner into an exclusive group of ballroom designers and dressmakers. To be a member of The Designer Elite is a mark of distinction in ballroom dancewear.
Dress4Dance designer Bella Kogan spoke about the importance of recognition: “Being chosen means that your voice has been heard, and it’s an opportunity to spread the joy of this beautiful art form.” We couldn’t agree with her more. Based on recent ballroom designs they submitted, five finalists were selected, each receiving crystals of their choice worth $500 to put toward a showpiece. The imaginative approach displayed by Bella Kogan’s creation, Elements, reigned supreme: “We decided to take a contemporary approach and create our gown in an abstract style,” she explained, “to reflect the maelstrom of modern life. Both nature and abstract art were inspirations.”
Dress4Dance’s motto challenges dancers to “escape the ordinary”. We believe the winning ballroom gown does exactly that. Bravissima!