The limited collection is aimed at competitive club swimmers and consists of one swim cap and four swimsuits. Printed with Tegan’s exclusive illustrations, each encapsulates a different creative mood: simple and chic, abstract, playful and typographic.
Speedo’s training swimwear has been engineered for performance. The fully lined suits are 100% chlorine resistant and made with 50% recycled fabrics, with one of the yarns made from post-consumer waste, such as plastic bottles.
For freelance illustrator and designer Tegan, the collaboration has been a surreal experience: “I have a long-standing love for the brand as I have worn Speedo since childhood when I would swim each week with my grandparents,” she says.
“In my art, I’m inspired by all things colourful and energetic and I’m keen to use my work to spark happiness and empowerment. This collaboration, hopefully, will bring more joy to the wearer’s time in the water and allow them to feel their strongest, most powerful and absolute best when wearing it.”
Kirsty Saddler, global vice president of brand marketing at Speedo, commented on the collection saying: “This collaboration was born to help young competitive swimmers express themselves in the training pool, without compromising on the technical quality of their suits. With this collection, it was important to work with a relevant artist to combine graphic, trend-led ranges with our classic suits, allowing the swimmers to not only feel good, but to bring their personality to the pool with Speedo”.
The limited-edition Speedo x Tegan Price collection is available at www.speedo.com.
Image: Tegan Price with Team Speedo athletes Alice Tai, Freya Anderson and Anna Hopkins.