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Chase the summer sun with Speedo's Spring/Summer 2009 Collection.
Heatwave Chase the summer sun with Speedo's Spring/Summer 2009 Collection.

Who else still wears one-piece swimsuits to the beach? A lot we'd say, especially if they're as chic as the selection of Speedo for Summer '09.

The temperature at the British Embassy Manila rose as Speedo launched their Spring/Summer 2009 Collection in a sizzling fashion show. It wasn't about the models stripped to merely just trunks and bikinis, but the collection was really all about vibrant colors, delicious prints and, of course, cutting-edge technology that goes into each Speedo fabric.

Magical, surreal, and dream-like were what described these patterns. A maillot with its retro-inspired bright colors in a whorl pattern is a sure show-stopper. Unique prints of magnified cable knit and tartan fabrics were a quirky change from the usual florals and nauticals. The two-piece devotees found solid and printed bikinis in sugary hues, perfect for soaking up the sun.

Aside from swimwear, the collection showcased sports wear like drawstring pants, chic tees, jackets, and tank tops. The use of lightweight denim gave a few bottoms a youthful urban energy.

As part of the show, Speedo paid tribute to the LZR Racer suit that has been an immense part of many an Olympic moment, this being the favored swimwear of top athletes all over the world.

Speedo concept stores are located in Bonifacio High Street, Glorietta 4, Alabang Town Center, TriNoma, Paseo De Sta. Rosa, Ayala Center Cebu, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Cebu, SM City Davao, The Podium, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Place Bacolod, Gateway Mall, LimKetKai Mall, Eastwood Citywalk 2, Chimes Davao, and soon-to-be-open in MarQuee Mall Pampanga.

Click on to view the Speedo Spring/Summer 2009 Collection fashion show.

-Nikki Santiago, Fashion Assistant