While northern europe still is snow covered and down here in Spain heavy and gray rainclouds don´t stop passing by, everybody is dreaming of the entry of SPRING!!!
Soon the time will come to get rid of boots and pullovers and just take a ride through beautiful landscapes with flower covered fields and fragrant avenues.
Thinking and dreaming of such sceneries I immidiateley had to think of my bicycle!
And finally that became the main issue of this years SPRING/SUMMER COLLECTION 2013:
Dipping into the story of women riding bicycles I first had to go back in time and discovered very interesting facts about how cycling changed not only social aspects for women but also had a strong influence in fashion!!!
In fact one can say that from 1817 onwards "women rode the bicycle to freedom" and I recommend to everybody who is interested in fashion, cycling and the history of womens emancipation to watch out for information about this theme.
I enjoyed reading about this topic and finally finished in the 1920s to 30s when women and bicycles were not any longer a shocking and highly discussed issue.
Nowadays women ride their "hobby horses" ( another expression I found for naming the bicycle) all over. But here in Sevilla, my place of residence, I am still missing something:
sometimes it seems like cycling for some people is still considered a sporting activity more than an eco-friendly way of locomotion.
Riding your bike does not implicate that one cannot wear short skirts,high heels or elegant dresses!
Quite contrary: feel free to wear whatever you want!
So you will find various elements of shapes from different ages, small-size pattered fabrics, quaint volumes, tricky patterns and as usual old bottons and other handsome details!
I could tell much more about my investigation - but as in fashion normally words have not the same importance as images I´ll leave my short assembly and just show you the result!
So I´ll leave you with an excerpt of Sue Macy´s book: Wheels of Change:
" A bright,sunny morning, fresh and cool, good roads and a dry atmosphere, a beautiful country before you, all your own to see and enjoy and a properly adjusted wheel awaiting you: What more delightful than to mount and SPEED AWAY."
I hope you enjoy the pictures!!!
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GUILLERMO GARCIA (PHOTOGRAPHY:firstname.lastname@example.org) &
ALFONSO GRUESO (assistant)
BLANCA CABRERA (MODEL: she also is a designer and has a really great work!)
SANTA CLETA ( these guys opened a new bicycle store near to my studio: they restore old bicycles and I am totally in love with the their work)