Seven months ago I did a post about new, interesting, beautiful and strange leotards from the three big brands in the leotard business. I think it´s time for a new one – and this is not a best/worst-leo contest (Therefore you have to check out the Couch Gymnast). It´s about the new collections for 2010. Especially Milano next to GK and Christian Moreau did a pretty good job designing some fun, some elegant and some crazy leotards. They even did a fashion show (including the stars of gymnastics in Great Britain: Beth Tweddle, Marissa King, Becky Downie…)
Milano brings some fresh air in the world of gymnastics leotards!
Aren´t they cute together? Hey, and if you like Mika – then Ellie´s leotard will be perfect for you!
World Championship Replica Bodice – The British team got a lot of good compliments for the sleeved version of this leo!
Charisma – One of my favourites of the new autumn/winter collection. It includes all colours of the rainbow, but you cannot say that it´s too colourful.
Royal Skull Bodice – Yeah! Marissa King goes rock´n´roll! (She is Marissa, is she?)
Cardio Bodice – Biology class meets gym class ;-)!
Medallion Man – The perfect leotard for Smith´s attitude, or what do you think?
Men’s Skullduggery – And this is the first mens leotard with rhinestones…
Let´s move on to Christian Moreau! This brand is more artistic in my opinion. Pauline Morel presents some of the new leotards for 2009/2010. A lot of them remind me of the 2008/2009 collection. Unfortunately, the new collection includes a lot of high-necked leos with patterns on which a lot is going on. But nevertheless, I found two beautiful, dramatic and sparkeling ones.
I´m not sure about the pattern on the sleeves and the lower body, but all in all Pauline looks very pretty.
Sandra Izbasa could wear this one in 2010 to show everybody that she earns gold!
At last but not least the US-brand GK elite!
Okay, this one is not one of my favourites. When I clicked through the pictures I found this one in the Holiday collection and first I didn´t know what the sign should picture. And then I got it: It´s a heart & the piece symbol (she loves it so much) all in one icon! Yay! And cause it includes all colours of the German flag (black – red – gold), I´m praying the Germans won´t add another ugly leotard to their collection only because all flag-colours are included.
GK-leotards are known for their shiny fabric and all the jewelry. Sometimes they are a bit over the top, in my opinion. But this one (which is also available in other colours) could give a future champion a good moment at the medal ceremony. Here´s my advice: Colourful or glittering! & Sometimes less is more.
That´s it, hope you got some ideas of what might be possibly on the podiums next year…
see also: part3