This couture ball gown is the Unity dress, a one off piece created by Speedo, From Somewhere and Falmouth university graduate Rebecca Jayne Taylor. It’s produced using surplus fabric from Speedo’s Fastskin3 Super Elite Swimsuit, incorporating the colours of Speedo’s sponsored international swim teams. Depictions of sunsets, sea and waves to reflects the oceans which connect the competing nations at this summer’s Olympics. “The sewing, finishes and details were constructed as if the dress would also have to withstand swimming, which presented an exciting challenge,” says From Somewhere’s Orsola de Castro. See the video here.