Portfolio / Sportswear Design / Press / Speedo News Room / 9 Feb 2011 / Speedo Student Collaboration / Metamorphosis Water Shorts
The Speedo LZR Racer made waves in the world of sport, and Man Kit has stayed true to its sporting roots with his ‘Metamorphosis’ patchwork watershorts.
On the sporting influence behind the design he said: “The dedication of professional athletes is something I have always admired, and I was looking for a design element which demonstrated their discipline and commitment.”
Using this inspiration, Man Kit produced the Metamorphosis shorts from a patchwork featuring not only the Speedo LZR Racer, but pieces of other Speedo swimwear sourced from internet auction websites, echoing the brand’s commitment towards developing swimwear at all levels.
On working with the LZR Racer fabric, Man Kit said: “After making some stretch tests and recreating the pattern in paper, I decided to follow my instincts and cut up the swimsuit bit by bit, placing different panels onto my body. Eventually, the Speedo LZR Racer found its own way to be reborn into a new life.