Lycra collaborates with French fabric maker

French manufacturer MG2 Création will present a two-way stretch swimwear fabric, designed in collaboration with Lycra, at the Mare di Moda trade fair this week.

The new fabric, developed for SS17 collections, features polyamide, polyester and Xtra Life Lycra fibre, which is proven to extend the life of swimwear fabric.

Design details include bright colours, shirred flowers adorned with metallic yarn and ribbed stripes.

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Xtra Life Lycra fibre is designed to bring long-lasting fit to fashion swimwear, reducing the bagging and sagging associated with swimsuits made with standard elastane.

The fabric is also reported to be more resistant to being damaged by sun tan lotion or chlorine.

Made di Moda opens in Cannes tomorrow and will close on Wednesday.

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