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In a melding of fashion and glamour with sporty swimwear, Aqua Sphere, the Italian-born company famous for breaking the seal on the swim mask market, has expanded from technical goggles and into the swim apparel space (don’t worry, Aqua Sphere will continue bringing new goggles to market as well).
With a kaleidoscope of high-saturation shades blending the hottest on-trend metallic and iridescent-rainbow fabrics, it would appear the transition would be a hit with everyone from lap devotees, pro swimmers and water exercise enthusiasts. High fashion detailing includes colored zips and contrast piping and binding, ensuring swimmers need not compromise style.
The new core collection is manufactured with Vita fabric, a smooth, fine and super soft to touch recycled material, which also packs outstanding strength to provide muscle control and body-hugging stretch and shape retention. The fabric boasts long-lasting high chlorine resistance and UV protection. Its resistance to sun screen creams and oils will also be key draws for outdoor swimmers.
The close fitting nature of the Vita fabric ensures a flattering silhouette for all items in the line. But the standout 2016 style is the paneled Siskin women’s suit. With a double-lined construction, this swimsuit has integrated bust support and a supportive racer back. The Siskin style will also feature new thermo bonded shoulder straps for superior comfort. Incorporating a simple strap adjustment system and new bra fastening were vital in its innovation.
After experiencing success with its non-absorbent fast drying Aqua Light fabric, launched two years ago to give fitness swimmers a line that was easier to transport when wet, Aqua Sphere enhanced its new line with style to match function. Fresh detailing and a vivid new color palette was the logical evolution in the brand’s expansion to swimwear. Aqua Sphere has also extended its size range for next year, and many styles for women will be made available from sizes 30 to 42.