Chic cycling, street style at 'Bike Style' fashion show in NYC. Credit: Emma Grady
Hudson Urban Bicycles (HUB) in the West Village, New York City, hosted Bike Style Saturday night, a fashion show premiering chic urban cycling looks. Friends of HUB donned tailored bicycle wear--blazers, cropped pants, and caps--from designers Lela Rose, Reiss, Sheila Moon, and Outlier; strutted and danced 'cross the runway to DJ jams; mounted European-origin bikes from Batavus, Abici, Moof, and Linus, and rode out into the rainy NYC night. Click through for our videos--the def jams might have you chair dancing--and more photos from the show.
Riding Style: blazer, by Reiss, bag by Po Campo, bike by Churchill. Credit: Emma Grady
George Bliss, HUB owner says, "By presenting fashion-forward clothing designed with the bicyclist in mind, we are changing the way modern Americans view cycling. We want ʻBike Styleʼ to show people how a bicycling lifestyle can be convenient for everybody, especially trendsetting New Yorkers."
Function Meets Fashion: Bike Lock as Belt
I enjoyed the overall aim of the show, to combine function with fashion and promote cycling as a trend, though I would not recommend wearing a skirt--fellow 'Hugger Petz saw some panties--perhaps the old skort is in order for next season.