Speedo & From Somewhere Make LZR Racer Swimsuit Dresses

Banned Swimmers Become Haute Couture

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Posted: Mar 7 | No Comments |

Speedo SwimdressSpeedo has teamed up with British haute couture fashion house From Somewhere for a unique range of ready to wear apparel made from upcycled swimsuits.

Each item in the collaborative range is made from Speedo's much maligned LZR Racer suit. These suits were banned from competition after the 2008 Beijing Olympics. This decision left Speedo with an unfortunate surplus of swimwear. This fun retro range is really the perfect solution, as it saves the swimsuits from landfill and gives them a new lease on life.

The collection features evening dresses and the Swimdress pictured, which allows you to move from the beach to the city with ease. Personally I think it's more appropriate for coastal wear, but with the right amount of confidence perhaps a different fashionista could pull it off. Do you think this Swimdress is really as versatile as Speedo claims?

The eco-friendly range will hit Selfridges stores across Britain on March 21, which is not so coincidentally the start of Climate Week. It will then be rolled out to Yooxygen, online website Yoox's ethical branch, for Earth Day on April 21. This will allow eco warriors all around the world to enjoy these unique recycled swimwear dresses.

[Source: Ecouterre]

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