After the last Olympics the governing body of the sport of swimming FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation) made a change in their rules regarding the use of body suits in their competitive swimming arena. This caused a set back for swimsuit companies, but not for Speedo, even though the Speedo LZR Racer suit worn by Olympic Gold Medalists Michael Phelps quickly became a surplus overnight. Fortunately for Speedo they collaborated with some student designers from the London College of Fashion, University College Falmouth and the University of Huddersfield have recreated spent time recreating the material into new innovative concepts in green fashion.
This wasn’t Speedo’s first time collaboration with student designers and recycling their old materials from past collections, earlier this year students at Chelsea College of Art & Design designed an amazing pavilion made with Speedo swimsuits and at London Fashion Week, Speedo and From Somewhere premiered a spectacular ruffle dress. They have done such a great job before and we look forward to what they have planned in the near future.
images courtesy of Speedo source courtesy of Treehugger
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