Lady cyclists, are you concerned about your safety on the streets but tired of that less-than-fashionable piece of plastic you wear on your head to protect yourself? Cycle chic is on a mission this summer to rid the helmet of its ugly and geeky stereotype and we want to help! The women at cycle chic are holding a campaign to find the trendiest helmets out there and share those styles with cyclists everywhere. Submit a photo of yourself in your trendy helmet to email@example.com or tweet them a picture @cyclechic….and don’t forget to take a look at our selection of Sawako Furuno’s eternally stylish helmets at our website.
I was very happy to catch up with our good friend and former Cyclodelic intern Crystal Isabel Fischetti yesterday when she cycled over for afternoon tea. Having just graduated from an FdA in Accessories Design at Cordwainers College, Crystal is set to start up her own accessories business. Before studying accessories Crystal trained as a fine artist and continues to produce her paintings which she has exhibited in London and New York. Crystal is a keen cyclist and her final year collection included a delightful leather pannier which you can take a look at here. Having also worked as a stylist Crystal always looks super chic on her Raleigh bicycle, I particularly loved the pink helmet and shoe combo. Who says safety and style can’t be sexy! Go Crystal! x
January is nearly over but the freezing temperatures are still tempting us to stay holed up indoors. However, we here at Cyclodelic refuse to let a little thing like weather keep us off our bikes. Instead we opt for layers of luxury ,cashmere against our skin & silk around our necks to help keep us toasty on the winter roads. Nothing beats the feeling or indeed helps one stay on track with those New year resolutions like a little self indulgence & what better way than with fat free, no guilt cashmere!
The cashmere we have sourced is manufactured by a small ethical operation in Mongolia(Nomadic herders raise the goats, comb them & sell it on to our supplier)rather than inferior manufacturers who mass produce cashmere by un-ecological strip grazing & appalling working conditions.
Our Man in Mongolia treats the cashmere fibers with small amounts of non toxic, hypo-allergenic silver ions during his rinsing process. The silver ions bolster cashmere’s naturally fabulous sweat wicking & odor controlling properties by making the fabric anti bacterial & as a bonus those pesky munching moths don’t seem as interested in chomping holes. For any of you out there who have fought the war on moths salvation is here!
A mix of 70% finest Mongolian cashmere & 30% silk is like slipping heaven over the skin, & our jerseys are cut longer to help keep draughts excluded. Our roll neck will keep you snug up to your chin, whilst the scoop neck was designed low enough not to interfere with most necklines if worn as a base layer. Both feature extra long sleeves with thumbholes.
Perfect on & off the bike. No, really, you won’t want to take it off. We know, we’ve been living in ours since October & haven’t lost any friends yet!
Our Limited Edition cycling cape sold through Cycle Chic and information about the Cyclodelic range at Topshop was featured in one of Belgium’s national papers this weekend.
Translation of our section reads:
“The Britsh fashion store Topshop recently launched a collection that completely focuses on the modern cyclista. A London designersduo, Amy Fleuriot and Sarah Buck, from Cyclodelic, designed the collection for Topshop. The collection can be seen as very feminine and colourful. Fleuriot and Buck are hoping that their Topshop-collection can promote the green and chic image of cycling.”
The Sunday Times are the latest to comment on the growing trend of women who know they needn’t sacrifice style during their daily commute. It’s great that more and more women are realising that it is possible to arrive by bicycle and look fabulous.
Read the article and see the rest of the images on the Times Online website.
Our cape got a nice little feature on ‘The Retro To Go ‘ site today for ‘a guide to all things hip and retro’!
After weeks of prototyping to get it just right we have launched our first Limited Edition Cycling Cape now on sale just in time for Christmas through Cycle Chic. All the capes are being handmade in our Hackney Studio and we will be posting pictures of our progress here, so watch this space! For full story and pictures see our clothing page here.