Inside you'll find my five interviews of current bike fashion designers. It was such an honor to speak with the brains behind these inspiring labels.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
"I feel guilty saying that I'm a designer. I know so many great designers and I really respect what they do. Really, I'm still learning. Every day."
– Omar Rada of Proof
"Being independent has given us the freedom to never compromise."
– Abe Burmeister and Tyler Clemens of Outlier
"[P]edal in a relaxing way. Feel yourself as a part of nature. Enjoy your surroundings."
– on Hideto Suzuki of PEdALED
"Women...[t]hey're busy! They need bags that keep up with their lifestyle and look like something they'd want to carry. Whether on or off a bike."
– Maria Boustead of Po Campo
"I'll talk to you while I curl my hair."
– Ann DeOtte Kaufman of Iva Jean
And I must thank the editors of Momentum Magazine for taking a chance on a heretofore only-self-published writer. The current issue is almost entirely devoted to bicycle fashion. Check it out for amazing profiles of labels like Vespertine, Michaux Club, Betabrand, and more.