Students Reconstruct Speedo Suits Into Green Fashion
When governing body of the sport of swimming FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation) made a change in rules preventing the use of body suits in competitive swimming, the Speedo LZR Racer suit--worn by the likes of Michael Phelps--became surplus overnight. Fortunately, teams of students from the London College of Fashion, University College Falmouth and the University of Huddersfield have recreated the material into innovative, creative concepts in green fashion.
This is not the first time Speedo has collaborated with designers to recreate their stock fabric. 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.
Keep tuned for more news from Speedo, their collection with From Somewhere will be revealed early this year.