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Prominent swimwear industry figure dies

Mar 27, 2018

Prominent swimwear industry figure dies

The LYCRA Company notes with sadness the death of Roy Barnes, creator of the London Swimwear Show. Roy enjoyed a successful career in the industry working with brands such as Speedo and Gottex and he will be particularly remembered for his key role in the launching of the London event ten years ago and guiding it towards the international status and prominence it enjoys today. Those of us at The LYCRA Company who knew and worked closely with him join his many friends in the apparel industry in paying our respects to a valued industry colleague and offer our condolences to his family.


The LYCRA Company Claire O'Neill Lingerie/Swimwear/Underwear Senior Account Manager - UK, Apparel +44 7507 886000 Northern Ireland