the internationals 2017

Author Victoria McGregor

12 Oct 2017

With over 30 dresses designed and made

24 different Chrisanne Clover colours used

3500m of fabric and trimmings cut out

950 hours of production time to make up the dresses

over 280 000 Swarovski crystals applied…

 

It was the season of the Internationals starting at Brentwood and finishing at the Royal Albert Hall on the 12th October.

 

 

This illustrious season build up becomes busier and busier each year with an amazing buzz of excitement about providing 12 of our SPONSORED GOLD Couples dresses for such a prestigious occasion.

 

Not only are the machines in the studio whirling from opening to close, the fitting and dress collection appointments are back to back and the showroom is full of customers coming in to look at our couture and practicewear ranges, buy last minute essentials and enjoy the pre International atmosphere at the Chrisanne Clover office and Boutique in Cheam.

 

Over 28 dresses are designed and made for our SPONSORED GOLD at the height of dancewear fashion with opulent embellishment, pleating, prints and lace featuring highly with our couture collection. This year as always our sponsored girls have gone for an exciting range of striking colours from alluring metallic, to feminine pastels, to bold blues and reds.

 

Our sponsors travel from all over the world to compete at the International, it is a competition that is one of the highlights in the dancing calendar and a chance to compete and be judged by a highly respected, renowned panel of judges. The prestige and grandour of dancing in such a stunning venue, with packed audiences and a live band is what is loved not only by our sponsors, but our customers and colleagues alike. For our CHRISANNE CLOVER members of staff who look forward to this event more than anyone, it gives everyone the opportunity to watch the dancers and enjoy many months of hard work all on display in this one fantastic event.

 

Taking a closer look at our SPONSORED GOLD dancers with their beautiful couture dresses that they wore at the Albert Hall…

 

PROFESSIONAL BALLROOM FINAL

 

 

 

DOMEN & NATASCHA

4th place

BDD641MM

Showcasing for the final Natascha wore an elegant White and Cobalt Ballroom dress featuring white stretch net over lycra, embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Crystal AB. Godets layered with cobalt georgette over satin chiffon over organza, hemmed in crinoline with a wire hem finish. Finished perfectly with white georgette floats attached to embellished wristbands completing the look.

 

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Natascha also wore a magnificent Saffron and White Ballroom dress featuring saffron and nude stretch net over lycra with a detachable belt. Embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Crystal AB, Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer, Silk Shimmer, Crystal and sew on crystal shapes. Godets layered with shaded pleated georgette over white satin chiffon, with organza underskirts hemmed in crinoline with a wire hem finish. Finished perfectly with shaded pleated floats completing the look.


VALERIO & MONICA

5th Place

 

BDD660MM

Monica wore a magnificent Red Ballroom dress featuring red lycra embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Light Siam. Godets layered with satin chiffon hemmed beautifully in luxury boa trim, over organza. Featuring a split at the front right side leg, this has become a signature look for Monica. Complete with an embellished necklace and floats floating from crystalized armbands in satin chiffon, completing the look.

 

BDD659MM

Monica wore an exquisite Sugar Pink Ballroom dress featuring a sugar pink lycra embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Crystal AB, Hyacinth Shimmer, Rose, Rose AB, Light Rose AB and Fuchsia. Godets layered in sugar pink satin chiffon over fuchsia pink organza. Finished perfectly with floats attached to embellished armbands completing the look.


PROFESSIONAL BALLROOM SEMI FINALISTS

 

ELDAR & ANNA

8th Place

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Anna wore a magnificent Black Ballroom dress featuring a stretch net over lycra bodice in black and white with a 7 panel flared skirt in black satin, over organza underskirts. Embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Crystal AB and finished off perfectly with a shaded satin chiffon float floating down  from the right shoulder.


WARREN & KRISTI

12th Place

BDD646MM

Kristi wore an exquisite Lilac Dream Print Ballroom dress featuring a beautiful limited edition print with flared skirt panels trimmed magnificently with lilac dream feather boa creating extraordinary volume and class, layered over lilac dream satin chiffon with organza underskirts. Embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Tanzanite and Crystal AB. Complete with stretch net wrist gloves with ribbon floats attached completing the look.


MARK & OLGA

12th Place

BDD653MM

Olga wore a radiant metallic gold and white ballroom dress featuring metallic dot lycra in gold adorned in gold bead droppers and embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Crystal AB, Light Colorado Topaz and Golden Shadow. Godets layered with white organza over satin chiffon, with organza underskirts hemmed in pleated crinoline with a wire hem finish creating magnificent volume and movement. A white georgette float floats beautifully from centre back to right side wrist completing the look.


STAS & NATALIYA

15th Place

BDD675MM

Nataliya wore a divine Red and White Ballroom dress featuring white stretch net over lycra embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Crystal, Crystal AB and Rose AB. Godets layered with red georgette adorned elegantly with red feather fringe, over red satin chiffon, with organza underskirts hemmed in crinoline with a wire hem finish. Finished perfectly with white georgette float style sleeves completing the look.


PROFESSIONAL BALLROOM QUARTER FINALISTS

 

CRAIG & EVGENIYA

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Evgeniya wore a divine White Ballroom dress featuring white stretch net over lycra with a sweetheart bustline. Decorated beautifully in Truth, Forever and Lydia Embroidered Motifs, Mystic Motif Black and Rhombus Velvet Ribbon. Embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Crystal AB, Crystal, Jet and Light Siam. Godets layered with tulle over satin chiffon, with organza underskirts hemmed in crinoline with a wire hem finish. Embellished nude stretch net sleeves with spiral frill georgette floats attached in black georgette, trimmed with feather fringe completing the look.

 

 

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Evgeniya also wore a dazzling Blue Zircon and Purple Rain Ballroom dress featuring a nude stretch net top and sleeves with a blue zircon stretch net over lycra dress. Velvet gloss in purple rain is appliqued as a corset design feature in strips and along the bottom of the sleeves. Embellished beautifully in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Crystal, Crystal AB and Heliotrope with a magnificent jewel effect layered necklace across the neck fading down. Godets layered with blue zircon satin chiffon over organza underskirts trimmed in crinoline with a wire hem finish creating elegant body and movement. Finished perfectly with spiral frill floats floating down from each wrist in purple rain satin chiffon completing the look.


DANNY & ANGELA

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Angela wore a dazzling white Ballroom dress featuring white stretch net over lycra with silver metallic lycra design detail strips appliqued over the bodice. Embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Crystal AB, Crystal, Aqua, Aqua AB, Light Sapphire Shimmer and Cobalt Shimmer. Godets layered with white georgette over satin chiffon, with organza underskirts hemmed in crinoline with a wire hem finish. Finished perfectly with georgette floats floating from centre back to wrist completing the look.

 

A massive congratulations also to our SPONSORED couples...

Stanislav & Irina 6th place

Jack & Natalia quarter finals

Alex & Jade quarter finals


AMATEUR BALLROOM

 

 

CHARLES & SARA

1st Place

BDD669MM

For the final Sara wore an exquisite Blueberry Ballroom dress featuring blueberry stretch net over lycra bodice embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Jet, Jet Hematite and Cobalt. Pleated crinoline frill detail features above the shaped sweetheart bust line. Godets layered in georgette over satin chiffon, with organza underskirts hemmed in crinoline with a wire hem finish. Finished perfectly with georgette spiral frill floats floating down from each wrist completing the look.

 

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Sara also wore a radiant Berry Bliss Ballroom dress featuring a berry bliss stretch net top and sleeves, with stretch net over metallic dot shine lycra in pink bodice. Pleated crinoline frill detail features above the sweetheart bust line. Embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWARVOSKI in Crystal AB, Rose, Light Rose AB and Hyacinth Shimmer. Godets layered with shaded georgette over tutti frutti satin chiffon, with tutti frutti organza underskirts hemmed in crinoline with a wire hem finish. Finished perfectly with spiral frill floats floating down from each wrist completing the look.


KYLE & IZABELA

3rd  Place

BDD655MM

For the final Izabela wore a dazzling gold metallic Ballroom dress featuring gold metallic dot lycra adorned in gold bead droppers and decorated with Ariana motifs in gold. Embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Crystal AB, Light Colorado Topaz, Light Silk, Silk Shimmer and Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer. Godets layered with satin chiffon over organza underskirts. Spiral frill floats float down from each wrist attached to embellished wristbands and  finished perfectly with a crystalized chandelier style completing the look.

 

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Izabela also wore a magnificent Pink Tropicana and Sugar Pink Ballroom dress featuring Pink Tropicana stretch net over lycra, with sugar pink lycra pattern detail appliqued on the bodice. Embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Crystal AB, Hyacinth Shimmer, Rose, Light Rose, Fuchsia and Fuchsia Shimmer. Godets layered with pink tropicana georgette over satin chiffon with sugar pink organza underskirts. Centre back godet features sugar pink georgette over sugar pink satin chiffon bringing the 2 colour contrasts together beautifully. Finished perfectly with pink tropicana georgette floats and an embellished necklace completing the look.


PHILIP & JOANNE

8th Place

JOANNE 621MM

Joanne wore a striking silver metallic shaded dress featuring silver metallic dot lycra dress with white tulle frill detail and nude stretch net sleeves. Embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Crystal, Crystal AB, Silver Shade and Black Diamond. Godets layered with shaded satin chiffon over white satin chiffon, over organza underskirts. Spiral frill floats float down from each wrist in shaded satin chiffon completing the look.

 

A huge congratulations to our Amateur Ballroom SPONSORS

Diego & Ekaterina 4th Place

Dusan & Liis 5th Place

Artem & Lika 10th Place

 

And a massive congratulations to our Amateur Latin SPONSORS

Peter & Zia 4th Place


JUNIOR BALLROOM & LATIN

 ANDREI & MIA

2nd Place Ballroom   6th Place Latin

BDD676MM

For the final Mia wore a beautiful Red Ballroom dress featuring a red stretch net top and sleeves plunging into a deep sweetheart bustline. A smooth velvet bodice embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Light Siam. Godets layered with satin chiffon trimmed with gorgeous luxury boa, over organza underskirts hemmed in crinoline with a wire hem finish. Finished perfectly with a pair of georgette floats completing the look.

 

BDD630MM

Mia also wore a magnificent black velvet Ballroom dress embellished beautifully in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Crystal and 5817 flat back pearls in white. Godets layered with black georgette adorned in exquisite feather fringe, over satin chiffon with organza underskirts hemmed in crinoline with a wire hem finish. Finished perfectly with georgette floats completing the look.

 

LDD631MM

For Latin Mia wore a stunning cool aqua stretch net latin dress over a lycra leotard decorated beautifully with Emma motifs with a front split in the skirt. Embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Light Turquoise and Crystal AB.

 


 

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