GK Elite Displays GK Swarovski Couture Collection at Congress: Courage
GK Elite Sportswear, L.P., along with the support of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, proudly introduces their unique and intricate GK Swarovski Couture Collection leotards. All four leotards in this collection will be on display at USA Gymnastics National Congress in San Jose on June 29-July 1, 2012. Courage, the first in this line, was designed for the Pink Invitational outreach gymnastics meet which was held on February 24-26, 2012. The proceeds from the raffle of this courage-inspired leotard benefited Unite for HER, a non-profit organization dedicated to breast cancer awareness.
This incredibly rare and ornate long sleeve competitive gymnastics leotard holds a retail value of $5,000 and is part of GK’s 2012-2013 Couture Collection. Over 10,000 handset Classic and Diamond Leaf SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS adorn a premium backdrop of Black and Petal Pink Mystique fabrics to evoke both strength and beauty from the leotard. Swarovski, the premium brand for the finest crystal elements in the world, donated all SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, allowing leotard designer Julia Kline to choose from an array of hues to illuminate the leotard including Crystal Moonlight, Rose, Indian Pink, Fuchsia, Ruby, and more. Julia said, “The flame design engulfing the iconic pink ribbon on the back of the leotard portrays the courageous ‘fight’ each woman faces when she braves her personal battle with breast cancer. The rest of the design is symbolic of the strength and beauty that can arise from something so tragic.”
Raffle tickets for this courage-inspired leotard were sold at the Pink Invitational and online and raised over $4,300 for Unite for HER. The lucky recipient of this one-of-a-kind leotard was Bryn Kanagy a Level 4 gymnast from Centre Elite Gymnastics in State College, PA.