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Nov 02, 2015

Recently held at Miami Swim Week, the LYCRA® Design Challenge featured 10 designers tasked with creating a one-of-a-kind swimsuit from 10 yards of red fabric (the color of the LYCRA® logo) containing LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber.
The first prizewinner was Ute Gaenshirt, designer of Acambha, who won based on originality, creativity and fit. Her unique winning design focused on detailing by crafting embellishments and adding texture using the fabric. The judges were Western Wild Blogger Kaitlynn Carter, Director of Shannon Follansbee, and Senior Editor of Ocean Drive Julia Ford-Carther.
Ocean Drive Magazine

Source: Ocean Drive Magazine, November 2015  |  Fabric Mill: Dejun

As winner of the LYCRA® Design Challenge, Ute Gaenshirt won a photo shoot of the winning design and full-page ad in Ocean Drive magazine, a luxury publication spotlighting Miami’s best in style, events and culture.

For more on the LYCRA® brand challenges at Miami Swim Week click here.

See you in 2016 at the next Miami Swim Week!