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Designing Apparel for the Urban Bike Commuter

 

 

About:

The growing need for sustainable decision making in our world brings with it many new
challenges. Among these challenges is changing the way people commute. Bicycle
commuting is an easy alternative to driving alone, but it is a choice many people still opt
not to make. One of the most common deterrents people cite for adopting a bike
commute is the lack of hybrid attire available for cyclist/professionals.

Developing clothing which can make transitions between the bicycle, the office, and
evening events, while still keeping the wearer comfortable, stylish and visible, is a key link
to incorporating sustainable transportation into our daily lives. Project Bikeway showcases the skill and ingenuity of local designers in helping to forge this link.

 

Event Details:

The Project Bikeway Showcase will be held at the Bike to Work Month 2011 Kick-Off Event on Saturday May 7th in City Plaza in Downtown Raleigh. 

The Kick-Off event will run from 12pm-3pm, with Project Bikeway showcases at 12:30pm and 2:00pm.  Designers will be present at the event and available for discussion after the 2nd showcase.

Check out the Facebook Event !

 

Meet The Designers:

Ray ColemanAnthony Ray Coleman: Junior in Fashion and Textile Management at NC State University. Special interest in clothing function and aesthetics. arcolema@ncsu.edu

 

 

 

Matthew Mahler Matthew Mahler: President of Tierra Ideas Inc. Graduated from Louisiana State University.  Special Interest in recycled materials and bag construction. matt@tierraideas.com, www.tierraideas.com

 

 

 

Kristen Martinez Kristen Martinez: Senior in Textile Apparel and Management at NC State University. Special interest in developing cycling clothing. kdmartin@ncsu.edu

 

 

 

 

Sheyda Foroudi: Senior in Fashion and Textile Management at NC State University. smforoud@ncsu.edu

 

Christy MichalChristy Michal: Senior in Textile Apparel and Management at NC State University. Special interest in fashion design. cjmichal@gmail.com

 

 

 

KstillmanKelly Stillman:Fashion and Textile Management at NC State University. kellystillman@gmail.com

 

 

 

Join us beforehand for the Raffish Ride!

Fasten a bow tie, shine up those shoes, dab some rouge, and fluff your ruffles! Get dolled up for a group ride to the runway! Join us as we bike downtown (in our finest attire) to partake in the Bike to Work Month Kick-Off Event and see the exciting designs of Project Bikeway!

Departs NCSU Bell Tower at 11:00AM and arrives at City Plaza
shortly before noon. Photography checkpoints for all riders. Prizes
available for the most dapper dressers!