Feature: Rolling Citizen #1

Rolling Citizen is an innovative collection of cycle-wear jackets, coats, capes and shirt created by the second year Fashion Design Students of the University of South Wales, Atrium in collaboration with Wales designer Angela Gidden, Fi Campbell and their Nomad & Nest brand.

This collection is born out of a live industry brief from Nomad & Nest and seven months of blood sweat and innovative vision from the students. Featured at the ‘cycle chic-inspired’ fashion show we hosted at the Welsh Millennium Centre a few weeks ago as part of the Cardiff Cycle Festival, over the next few days we’re going to feature in more detail some of the garments that they produced.

All the designers show just how vibrant and super talented our fashion schools and students are, and how incredibly commercial these garment could be. We were truly amazed, and hope you will be too!

First up we have…

Designer Hannah Owen: Mens cycle weatherproof hooded jacket.

This jacket is made from breathable microfibres with a peaked drawstring hood with storm flaps on shoulders to allow rain to run off easily whilst cycling. It has a shorter front and longer back – also with a drawstring. Pleated sleeves allow extra movement on the elbows – hidden elements in hood, sleeves and main body add more weather protection. The jacket also features a large compartment statement pocket and hidden side seam pockets for practicality. Elasticated hidden wrists also protect from the worst the weather can muster. The outer fabric is a breathable weatherproof waxed cotton with a water resistant and breathable polyester lining. (Editor: And we want one!)

Designer Hannah Owen

Designer Hannah Owen

Images: © Cardiff Cycle Chic

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