MASSEY University, NEW ZEALAND

GEMMA CORNISH

POP

Welcome to summer with Gemma Lee…

An innovative approach to wetsuits and swimwear, POP (Summer 2018) fills the gap for fashionable wetsuits in lively colours, showcasing designer digital prints and laser cutting. A celebration of summer, and the positive effect sunshine has on our wellbeing, the colours chosen embrace a ‘summer’ state of mind. Inspired by British photographer Lacey’s fashion pop-art series for Vogue Nippon and 1960’s pop art era of graphic swirls and playful colours, the collection is crafted solely from 2 and 3mm neoprene, a material and thickness appropriate for wetsuits and swimwear for water temperatures, around 18-22 degrees, the water temperature found in New Zealand’s North Island beaches during summer.