Song, Dance and Bicycle Romance: The Interbike Fashion Show 2011
|bicycles: Linus, outfits: Chrome, models: unknown|
Now in its 4th year, the Interbike City Style Fashion Show, presented by Momentum Magazine, was a production in true Las Vegas style. The models - all real bicyclists with healthy body mass indices and mischievous grins - didn't just cycle down the runway. They pranced, twirled, froze in fetching tableaux, and performed choreographed little dance numbers worthy of a small scale musical - against an ever-changing backdrop representing North American cities.
|model: Susi Wunsch of VeloJoy, dress: Nona Varnado, bicycle: unknown|
|bicycle: Sun Atlas, outfit and model: unknown|
|bicycle: Bella Ciao Superba; panniers: Basil, outfit and model: unknown|
The DJ did an excellent job keeping the energy levels high, and even while taking photos I found myself moving and snapping to the beat.
|bicycle: Christiania cargo trike; model and outfit: unknown|
|bicycle: Gazelle Basic, model and outfit: unknown|
|bicycle: Biomega, dress: Sheila Moon, model: unknown|
|bicycle: Handsome Cycles, trench: Madame de Pe|
|model: Will of BoxCycles, bicycle: Styriette Pedelec, outfit: unknown|
|bicycle: Yuba, outfits and models: unknown|
|bicycle: Electra, outfit and model: unknown|
It seems that many manufacturers are trying their hand at cycling-specific street apparel nowadays: everything from jeans and dressy trousers to button down shirts and blazers. And while some believe that to ride for transportation one need only look in their closet, others welcome these bicycle-specific inventions. The Interbike Fashion Show seemed to embrace both views - encouraging cyclists to wear whatever makes them comfortable and to have fun with it.