Today cycling experts Rapha unveiled their collection designed with iconic and historic British store, Liberty of London—the first part of a two-season collaboration. Famous for floral and graphic prints, Liberty might not seem like the most likely partner for Rapha, but the technically-minded gear works nicely with their softer patterning—as the brand chose a minimal print from the ’30s when trawling through Liberty’s archive of over 40,000 pieces.
The chosen print is a subtle blue-grey dot pattern, which seems to blur (even when stationary) to mimic speed—appropriate for gear that’s meant for fast rides through the city. With items including long- and short-sleeve jerseys, a bomber jacket, sweatshirt, leggings, scarf, cap and bags, the collection has almost all your biking needs covered.
The Rapha + Liberty of London collection is available as of today, 21 September, online. The two brands’ second collaboration will be out for spring 2016.
Images courtesy of Rapha