The Cycle Love blog is dedicated to all the stuff that makes cycling great, and celebrating the diversity of cycle culture — bikes *and* people.
In addition to hosting an array of conversations, tips, discussions and photographic inspiration; this blog is an aesthetic oasis in the midst of clutter heavy blogs. Needless to say, I wasn’t surprised to find out that James Greig, author and creator of Cycle Love is both a graphic designer and photographer.
“We want to change the way our readers think about cycling in London, whether that means finding a positive slant on biking in the rain, challenging the way that we think about urban transport, or refuting common wisdom about, say, helmets or traffic lights.” James Crieg,
To my surprise and excitement I was invited to compile the Cycle Love Issue #2 trend look book based on this seasons A/W trends. . Tweet Cycle Love at @CycleLoveHQ
Leather is a quintessential texture for this seasons trends, especially in the form of ankle boots. Also expect to see leather make an appearance as detailing either as pockets, collars, lapels, sleeves; and don’t forget accessories.
Deep red is the new black:
Oxblood red and burnt orange was prominent across London Fashion Week A/W12 and blends beautifully amongst autumns iconic amber and burgundy undertones. Look out for deep red stained jeans and chinos, and pair up with olive greens, teals and mustard yellows.
Backpacks are back:
Perfect for urban adventurers, this seasons backpacks come in toughened heritage fabrics and weather ready canvas. Navajo prints and tapestry finishes add a touch of the Beatnik, while thrown on, borrow-from-the-boys styling gives an androgynous lean.