Eurobike 2013: Women’s fashion news

With a mission to discover the future of bike fashion and a focus on female interests, Sharon previews the up-coming collections by all the leading manufacturers at Eurobike 2013.

The Fashion Show
The Fashion Show

New Colours

All the highlighter colours
All the highlighter colours

The office highlighters seem to have been the inspiration for next year’s colours. A daring range of neons: shocking pink, popping turquoise, vivid reds and oranges, fluorescent greens and yellows feature in almost every range – Perfect for complementing sun-kissed olive skins, but maybe not so flattering for pasty Brits! Not sure as to what extent it will take off over here, as we do tend to be carefully conservative when making additions to our hardworking biking wardrobe.

The other new season colour trend is for shades inspired by the bazaar; golden spicy hues, rich yellows, oranges and henna red.

Scott Path 30 Shorts
Scott Path 30 Shorts

New Trends

X-Bionic’s body contouring (no baggies here!) thermo-regulated cycle wear stole the show with a mantra of “turning sweat into energy”.

Remember “magic gloves”?
Remember “magic gloves”?

Jackets with a view! High performance see-through material to protect you from the elements. A kind of posh rain Mac!

Sugoi Hydrolite Jacket
Sugoi Hydrolite Jacket

Rainbow slippers – Dorothy eat your heart out! Someone has waved a magic wand over these.

Pearl Izumi shoes
Pearl Izumi shoes

Socks go all the way! The trend for longer socks has reached new heights. I’m not sure we’re ready for this one yet.

X bionic socks
X bionic socks

Grey is the new black for baggies and three-quarters. A great contrast with the new brights.

RaceFace
Race Face Khyber Women’s Short
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Loffler 3/4’s
Gore
Gore 3/4’s

Bike tops go soft on us! A number of manufacturers feature new skin friendly, cotton-feel fabrics for bike jerseys. No compromise on the wicking properties either; these have to catch on!

 

Sombrio
Sugoi

Companies to look out for

Funkier

Streetwise urban styling with an attitude.

Funkier Waterproof Jacket
Funkier Waterproof Jacket

Saw this jacket on with the ¾ black baggies below (actually men’s but they looked great on her) and wanted one!

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3/4 Baggies – Winner of a “best in show” award
Bandana style head gear to complete the look!
Bandana style head gear to complete the look!

Löffler

Austrian for quality! A company with strong eco ethics, who pride themselves on their credentials for in-house production.

Sleeveless shirt
Sleeveless shirt
Bike shorts
Bike shorts

Maloja

A lifestyle choice! Moroccan inspired designs in an extensive collection of high performance wear and leisure clothing.

Sleeveless top and shorts
Sleeveless top and shorts
Jabal jacket
Jabal jacket
TazaM jacket and Chebbi waterproof shorts
TazaM jacket and Chebbi waterproof shorts

Some other goodies that caught my eye

Endura

Endura
Endura in mint
Endura Women's Hummvee Lite
Endura Women’s Hummvee Lite

Scott

Scott
Scott Sky 20 Shorts and Sumita sleeveless

Gore Bike Wear

Gore
Gore Countdown SO Lite lady and Countdown shorts
Gore go stripy
Gore go stripy
Purple
and retro Purple

Sombrio

Sombrio
Sombrio Pedigree 3/4 sleeve top and V’al Shuttle short
Marimba jacket
Marimba jacket

Vaude

Vaude
Vaude Craggy Pants
Craggy
It’s all about the check

Race Face

Women's Khyber shorts and 3/4 jersey
Women’s Khyber shorts and 3/4 jersey

.and finally, my “to die for” favourites

Scott

Scott stole my heart with this sumptuously soft and effortlessly cool reversible red/orange soft shell and edgy grey coordinating shorts combo,

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Scott Ruston jacket and Sumita shorts

…and whilst I’m not quite ready for technicolour footwear, these super shiny statement black patents will be on my wish list!

MTB Comp lady in gloss black
MTB Comp lady in gloss black

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