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Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
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Annette Kellermann swimming costume
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
art deco swimsuit
art deco swimwear
Annette Kellermann swimming costume
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)
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Annette Kellermann swimming costume
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Art Deco Swimsuit (Recycled Nylon/Lycra)

French seams and metalic gold binding.
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I saw an Art Deco statuette in an antique store. On a wooden base, black lacquer and gold had been painted, to depict a young swimmer in a simple black swimsuit, with metallic gold binding. 

To make mine as thin, I had to put aside my usual practice of giving my swimsuits shape-control lining. This piece is made from just two pieces of heavy, 225gsm, Italian Lycra.

Ordinarily, not lining a swimsuit, would expose your skin to rough, overlocked, side and crotch seams, except with this swimsuit, those are made using French seams.

In the Art Deco period, it was illegal to wear swimsuits that did not include skirts, unless for sporting or artistic performances. That women are now free to wear this, is the fulfilment of an historical, libertine dream. 

Each piece will be individually cut and sewn to customer order. 

 

Constitution

  • Made from single layers of extra heavy weight 225gsm "Vita" fabric from Carvico in Milan, comprising 78% Recycled Nylon and 22% Xtra Life Lycra. (See technical data from the Australian importer). 
  • The binding to the leg, arm and neck openings is stretch woven fabric with metalic gold fibres in the weave.
  • 12mm x 0.63mm treated latex is sewn into all binding.
  • Entirely constructed using French seams
  • All threads are UV and chlorine resistant polyester from Coats in the UK.

This piece does NOT qualify for Pride's bespoke fitting service. 

Credits

  • Each piece individually cut and sewn in Byron Bay Australia. 
  • Design by Steven Fleming with inspiration from Rudi Gernreich.