On yer bike for gorgeous (hoody) motifs at the Kemistry Gallery

Grand Boucle at Kemistry Gallery

There is a gentlemanly fashion – pushed along by the geek style of Bradley Wiggins – and a feeling of loving craftsmanship that surrounds cycling at the moment.

London-based Kemistry Gallery’s ‘Grand Boucle’ exhibition certainly goes a long way to prove it’s not all about middle-aged men in lycra blocking church-going traffic on Sunday mornings. Cycling culture has a legitimate claim to being on-trend, as our earlier post regarding Rapha’s 2013 look book suggests, and creeping into the mainstream.

Just check out these beautiful head badges from some of the greatest manufacturers of the two-wheel wonders, courtesy of designer Christoph Reichert and printer Dolly Demoratti. They’d look just as good on the front or back of a hoody.

Reichert and Demoratti have got together to present a visual history of track and racing bikes – vintage and contemporary designs – with a nod to the finest bike art and photography you can lay your retinas on.

The ‘Grand Boucle’ exhibition runs until June 1 at the Kemistry Gallery in Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London.

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