Mono Shoulder, Celadon and Red Oxide (Stretch Woven)
Designed less for high diving, than mataphorically making a splash. The stretch-woven pin-dobby fabric is milled especially for Pride. Celadon is the colour of iron, when it becomes ferrous in a pottery glaze. The accent colour, red oxide, is the colour we see on ship's hulls. looking from our stdio, off of the coast of Newcastle.
The mono-shoulder swimsuit is a technical challenge, best solved with good rubber and fabric. While still not the choice if you're planning on body-surfing, this swimsuit will let you relax while looking like an absolute glam.
A high leg, for us, means crossing that part of your hip where you have the least subcutaneous fat. It is also a leg line that will visually lengthen your leg. While it is not a g-string, you can wear it cheeky, with only minimal gathering of fabric behind. The tradeoff, for some, is the slimness in front; use the photos to judge if this might be a problem for you.
- Side darts have been added to allow for the bust and so the fabric can do what it does with regards to support.
- 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.
- Every strand of the stretch woven fabric, has a core of elastane within a protective casing of strong nylon around it.
- The lining is the same fabric, but plain, and 143gsm to support the smart tailored look and provide unrivalled figure control.
- All threads are UV and chlorine resistant polyester.
- 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 12mm through the adjustable strap.
- Electrostatic rack plating contains no heavy metals, for example cadmium, chromium, copper, mercury, nickel or lead.
- Each piece individually cut and sewn in Newcastle East in Australia.
- Design and prototyping by Steven Fleming