New York Fashion Academy 2014 Fashion Show in Seattle, Washington. The Needle Through Brick collection is outerwear for living by bicycle. Natural fibers are used to create waterproof breathable garments while minimizing the ecological shadow of production. These garments are intended to be worn, loved, washed, and worn again.
This piece was inspired by years of commuting by bike down 6th Ave through downtown Seattle. On those commutes I want to be seen by the cars, feel stylish as I pass the clothing stores, and feel a bit punk in heavy traffic.
Hand tailored vest with red duck canvas cotton outer with pink linen lining. Filled with two layers of wool flannel for extra warmth. Finished with reflective trim and hand waxed. Front zip and pockets.
The Fast Bike Vest is modeled by Christina Norwich. This vest is designed to look good while riding fast, day or night. The inspiration for this vest is many evening bike rides with friends, when I'm our riding all night and want to look good and be seen by cars, but not look like I'm in bike gear when we go into a bar.
Black soft shell vest with black linen back, light blue cotton taffeta lining. Front and back yoke vents, front zipper closure and back zip pocket. Reflective trim.
The Bar Fight Vest is modeled by Elizabeth Rhoades, facebook.com/lockofire. Inspired by the fantasy of what Coco would wear if she rode a motorcycle and got into a bar fight.
Hand tailored blue cotton tweed vest with reflective piping front and back, tire tube applique. Heavy cotton canvas interfacing and pink rayon charmeuse lining, purple linen facings and inner collar. Front zipper, magnetic snap and single pocket.
The Myrtle Vest is modeled by Jill Helman, www.sweetskinspa.com. Inspired by days of riding along the Seattle waterfront trail, Myrtle Edwards Park, in 20degree sunny weather. Cold and beautiful.
Hand tailored cream wool gabardine vest with double layer wool batting and pink rayon taffeta lining. Pink plaid cotton flannel facings and inner collar. Front zipper and pockets. Pink contrast topstitching.
The Sweater is a layering piece to wear under a jacket or vest. The fabric has a slight stretch and articulated elbows, making this piece incredibly comfortable to wear. Riding a bike or walking down any street, this piece will turn heads.
Hot pink pre-shrunk wool tricot knit sweater with lime green pre-shrunk wool crêpe inner collar and cuffs. Reflective piping.
The Green Lake Jacket is modeled by Rebecca Peterson, cupandpenny.com. The colors and warmth of this piece are inspired by biking around Greenlake Park in Seattle.
Lime green pre-shrunk wool crêpe jacket, pre- shrunk wool flannel interlining and dark blue linen lining. Blue acrylic inner collar and cuffs. Reflective piping, front zipper and magnetic snaps. Front pockets.
The Fremont Jacket is modeled by Claire Dolan. Riding bikes through Fremont inspired this piece; the intermingling of the Burke-Gilman Trail at the waters edge and the nightlife a few blocks inland. This jacket is designed for a cool summers evening ride.
Black linen jacket with lime green pre-shrunk wool crêpe trim and pink plaid flannel inner collar. Reflective piping, front zipper and pockets.
The Black Fur Vest is modeled by Megan Jones, mjtrainer.com. Warm and subversive, this piece adds an edge to any cold day.
Black fleece faux-fur vest with black fleece lining. Front zipper.
The Gold Vest is is a thick wool filled liner, wear it alone or under a raincoat.
Gold rayon crinkle organza vest with wool batting and black Bemberg rayon lining. Blue acrylic inner collar and front zipper.