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Nothing to wear?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Vanessa, 14 Aug 2007.

  1. Vanessa

    Vanessa New Member

    Hi, I'm studying design at London College of Fashion. I have been cycling in London for over 7 years now and have always been frustrated by the clothing available to women - either it's too girlie, too impractical or too sporty/masculine. So I've decided to base my final collection on clothing for female cyclists. I don't mean high performance gear - rather commuter gear that is both functional, comfortable, intelligent, adaptable and looks good so can be worn on the road and at work. I'd appreciate any thoughts/ suggestions. I have a questionnaire which I'd appreciate your feedback on - if you're interested in filling it out, please contact me at vanessasmuts@gmail.com and I'll send it over (I've also attached it here but unformatted). Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Is your name Vanessa Smuts? Cool!
     
  3. mosschops2

    mosschops2 New Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    I assume it's only for girlies then?? (the questionnaire!)
     
  4. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    women never have anything to wear ;) :sad:
     
  5. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    or too much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. smiorgan

    smiorgan New Member

    More power to ya Vanessa. I have a wife and two female friends who are getting into riding, I'll let them know.
     
  7. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Easy tiger, it's not an English name.
     
  8. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Er, vanessa, you might not want to have your email on display like that - it's spam magnet. Better to ask people to PM you through the forum...

    I'll have a go at the questionnaire, although I'm probably not the target audience, I just wear what I want...
     
  9. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Vanessa, look in your private message box, I've sent you my email...
     
  10. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Easy tiger, it's not an English name.[/QUOTE]

    Soooth Ifrican more like, any relation to Gen. Jan Smuts?


    And the obvious answer to the what to wear dilemma the CC Jersey...
     
  11. Road Fiddler

    Road Fiddler New Member

    Take a look at Assos they have started producing very practical clothing for cyclist that can be worn off the bike. It is known as there DB Collection

    Click here http://db.assos.com/ and you can watch a short film about the idea then enter the site to look at the collection.
     
  12. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    One comment - size!

    There is a market filled by Terry in the US, but with no real UK equivalent. Their Plus range in particular caters for all those female cyclists who are outside the size 14 that marks the upper limit of most British cycle clothing manufacturers
     
  13. Sakura

    Sakura New Member

    I am a year too late for this thread! But a brilliant and much needed project!

    It's hard to find wearable womens clothing for cycling and running. Jersey design is dominated by drab 70's-style vertical stripe affairs.

    On the other hand. You find some nice and stylish female clothing, great for the Cali sunshine... But impractical for the 12 months of the year cold, wind, and rain of northern Scotland.
     
  14. Disgruntled Goat

    Disgruntled Goat New Member

    Red PVC Hot Pants
    Nurse's Uniforms
    Stockings and Sussys

    It's the way forward
     
  15. Sakura

    Sakura New Member

    And an apron with sink attached to the handlebars too?

    ;)