Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003

Fish Skin Bikini

Inventor: Claudia Escobar, Skini

Leave it to the fashion world to make bikinis out of leather. But these sexy little swimsuits are cut from a material that's more apropos for water wear than you might think: tanned, dyed salmon skin. Soft, smooth and lightweight, this particular form of "sea leather" has a natural elasticity that won't sag after a dip. It also gets the green seal of approval; it's made from commercial fish skins that usually get tossed or turned into chicken feed. The suits are part of a full line of fish-leather apparel (including jackets, skirts and sandals) introduced by a London company this year. And, you'll be happy to learn, there's no fishy smell.

Availability: Now, $335 and up
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