There is no event on earth that brings the countries of the world together quite like the Olympics does. British fashion line From Somewhere recognized the powerful unity that holds such a presence throughout the Olympic Games, and sought to create a piece of clothing that emphasized and promoted it. From Somewhere collaborated with Speedo to create the “Unity” dress, a floor-length ballgown that is not only a high-fashion piece, but an Olympic symbol as well.
The dress’ beautiful colors are not its only connection to unity. Also contributing to the theme is the flowing, wavy design of the dress. The aesthetic was inspired by the sunsets, as well as the waves of the oceans connecting the countries competing in the Olympics. Orsola de Castro, co-founder of From Somewhere, described the inspiration behind the dress’ design. “I think our dress speaks about water, and water is life. It’s about the environment and preserving water, which should be a priority for all humankind.” Despite the different cultures competing in the Olympics, all can relate to the idea that water is crucial to life, and that we should all care about preserving our environment.
That’s not all, though! Personally, I was stunned to discover that this eye-catching dress is made entirely out of old swimwear. Pieced together from offcuts of Speedo’s Fastskin3 swimsuit, this upcycled gown is a perfect combination of elegance and sportswear.
What do you Lovelies this of this fashionable Olympic symbol?