Why the hell do I care since I’m not a professional swimmer? – I hear you ask, simply because the CdG FS LZR Racer looks incredible in all its superhero, second-skin-tight glory. And it’s not just a looker, there’s a decent concept too. Kawakubo – who has collaborated for the past three years – has said she drew inspiration from the Japanese character Kokuro – by the calligrapher Inoue Yu-ichi – which roughly translates as ‘heart, mind and spirit’ or in these circumstances, “I’m in it to win”.
The suit which possesses the uncanny ability to reduce muscle vibration and fatigue will be manufactured in three silhouettes for each gender, including a full-body suit with no arms, a knee-length full-body suit and a full-body suit with an open back.
Images from WWD and Speedo