Friday, June 12, 2009

We Like Bikes

An event titled The Future of Transportation” might sound like a discussion on the Regional Transit Authority or Metro bus service route cutbacks. But it wasn’t: it was a showcase of bike-friendly fashion put on by Machinery Row Bicycles, Revolution Cycles, Context, Thorps, Cognition and Internal Construction.
The uber-trendy event, held last night at Revolution Cycles, was a fun, laid-back event that targeted regular Joes and Janes who like relaxed clothing with a fashionable bent—that they can bike in, of course.

Context co-owner Ryan Huber held court as MC (and looked the part: he fit right in the bike shop dressed in a bike mechanic jumpsuit, boots and goggles pushed up on his forehead) and had fun chatting with each of the models that came down the runway—on two wheels, of course.

Yep, each model came accompanied with a cool bike: road racers, mountain bikes and retro inspired models were all present and accounted for. Context’s models (which, by the way, were some good looking men!) sported simple looks like a white T-shirt and selvedge denim, as well as a three-piece tweed suit.

By the way, a tweed suit-clad model rolled the crazy bike shown above down the runway (according to Wikipedia it’s called a “penny-farthing” or an “ordinary bicycle”) … as Huber noted: “Taking it all the way back to 1868!”

Next Internal Construction (designers are Becky Heller and Jess Neumann, Neumann is in the black/white romper, above) showed off their looks: bike-friendly rompers in tasteful colors like sky blue, a pinkish-red, black, dove gray and even a fun retro print. Each piece was anchored by a black stretchy waistband to break up the outfit and add waist definition. Necklines ranged from a simple snap-front to asymmetrical and shoulder-baring to halter style. Each had its own distinct look, yet were tied together by the utilitarian romper aspect—perfect for biking (no revealing bits!) and yet, fashion-forward all the same. Cognition provided the fun caps that sat jauntily on most of the models' noggins.

Thanks to Angela Richardson for sharing her photos with me! View more atLink

Internal Construction will be sold at Atticus starting next week, around June 15 or so. Check with the store if you’re interested: 204-9001. 18 N. Carroll St. (Internal Construction is on Facebook if you want to “friend” them!)

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