E-1027 — Full Bottom / Square Neck (French Woven)
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One day we will unlock the secret of time travel, and when we do, the house of the Irish Modernist architect, Eileen Gray, called E-1027 in Roquebrune Cap Martin, will be a prime destination, circa 1930. We will go there to sit with with Eileen Gray, Le Corbusier, Jean Badovici and others in their avant-garde circle, but not to listen: we will go there to speak! We will tell them their machine-centric vision ruined the world. They should have modelled the world on the body, the machine par excellence!
If ever you journey in time to that moment, this is the swimsuit you will want to be wearing. You will want to remind the early Modernists that it is Australia they can thank for their swimwear, and swim culture more broadly, but concede that this unique fabric is a product of France.
The one piece black swimsuit has come a long way since liberated Australian women, like Isabel Letham and Annette Kellerman, introduced it to the rest of the world. It is no longer woollen knitwear. Pride's E-1027 shows in needn't be knitted at all! For the truly Modern woman, it can be stretch-woven,with the rapid drying benefits and superior shape-control that entails. Women looking to express their rationality via their clothing, will find no swimsuit more fitting than this.
- Side darts have been added to allow for the bust and so the fabric can do what it does regards to support.
- The crotch width is generous in consideration of cycling and cartwheels.
- To ensure the seams remain hidden, the lining to the front panel has been secured to the rubber across the full width of the neckline and through the leg seams to the crotch.
- A fraction more tension has been put in the rubber crossing the buttocks than is normal with swimsuits sold off the rack. A Pride swimsuit is designed to look good on your body, not a clothes hanger.
- For the outer self fabric, as well as the lining, we use 143gsm "Espadon" stretch woven fabric from Payen in France. Every strand of elastane is spun within a protective casing of nylon with polyester. (Read about the French Woven fabric we use).
- All threads are UV and chlorine resistant polyester are from Coats in the UK.
- For elasticity and endurance, 0.63mm thick treated latex has been used in the following widths: 6mm across the front leg seams; and 8mm across the neck, buttocks and back seams and through the adjustable straps.
- O-rings and 8-sliders are nylon coated steel: the ultimate for strength and endurance.
- Each piece individually cut and sewn in Newcastle East in Australia.
- Design and prototyping by Steven Fleming
- Pattern making and grading by Karissa Shrubb in Newcastle.