London Fashion Students Re-Think Classic Bicycle Apparel

By: Andrew Robichaud - Published: Jun 16, 2009 • References: londoncyclechic.blogspot & treehugger
Students from the Fashion Institute of Technology and the London College of Fashion have been taking a serious liking to bicycle fashions.

Claire Smith (LCF) designed the bike cape poncho that has multiple features other than its sleek look. The cape is made from recycled and water-resistant polyester on one side, and wool on the other. It also has mini pieces of Scotchbright reflector tape for safe visibility.

Jackie Velasquez was award $5,000 for her innovative bike fashions, and her designs will be showcased as DKNY-prototypes this summer. Her ideas were awarded as a part of a Louis Vuitton sponsored contest to create bicycle couture in the form of a poncho, travel bag, and jacket.

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