Skyn has teamed up with Pauline van Dongen to create unique apparel using the same material that Skyn uses to create its revolutionary non-latex condoms. This material feels soft and comfortable, it’s safe and suitable for people with latex allergy. What if the same material is used to create athletic apparel? This experiment results in one-of-a-kind long jump suit for elite athletes, SKYNFEEL Apparel.
Inspired by biomimicry, this apparel sets out to reduce body limitation and give extra airtime for long jump athletes. The suit design features dragonfly wing-inspired flaps on the edge of the body, it uses a thin layer of SKYNFEEL infused with geometric laser cut grid. Since the apparel is designed for long jumper, the flaps would stay flat during the run, it only opens up with the jump, just like when athlete twists their arms and straightens their legs. This aerodynamic design adds an upward lift to help a long jump athlete to stay in the air just a bit longer. This ultra-light garment offers many possibilities to create sportswear that would enhance athlete’s performance.
Designer : Pauline van Dongen