It's Time To Show Off Your Cycling Clobber!
We asked Lynn Bye, our Arty Farty Lass and Creative Director at FLAB to tell us about her inspiration for the Lasses Spring Summer collection. Here's what she had to say!
I think cyclewear can be fashionable, as well as technical, so the women’s collection is very much influenced by what’s on the catwalks and the high street.
This season I want customers to get much more out of their gear than it just being practical and doing a great job when they’re cycling. Feeling great on your bike is such an important part of the overall experience, so I want our customers to really enjoy their cycling clothes and to be inspired by some of the colours and pattern combinations we are suggesting.
The women's collection is built around central colours which mix and match, so you can wear various different jerseys with the same jacket and shorts for example, to create different looks and keep your cycling wardrobe fun and interesting, just like your every day wardrobe.
We have added a Rainbow padded short and windproof gilet to the collection for 2017, which is bang on trend and has the added advantage of going with absolutely everything in the collection.
Colours are strong and vibrant for 2017 and we have introduced 2 new colours to our pixel jerseys, which are both key colours for this season.
NEW KINGFISHER, NEW BLUSH, IN THE PINK, SUNSHINE JERSEY
These jerseys can be mix and matched with the rest of the collection for lots of variations and looks. For example all the long sleeve versions of these jerseys work with the new Geometric top (BELOW RIGHT) and the Beacon Neck Doo Dah, so you can pick and choose whichever colours you like best, knowing they all work together.
GEOMETRIC JERSEY, SUNSHINE LONG SLEEVE, RAINBOW SHORTS, BEACON NECK DOO DAH
Florals have been gradually creeping onto the high street since Autumn 2016 and they are now a key theme throughout 2017 and into 2018.
Our Nar Then Flower Jersey (BELOW RIGHT) comes in a short and windproof long sleeve and focuses on peach, which is another big colour for Spring Summer. Here it’s shown with the Blush jersey, Rainbow shorts and flower neck doo dah.
NAH THEN FLOWER LONG SLEEVE, BLUSH SHORT SLEEVE, RAINBOW SHORT, FLOWER NECK DOO DAH
Sticking with flowers, the new Floral jersey (BELOW LEFT) has a delicate multi coloured print and goes with a lot of pieces from the collection, including our best selling In The Pink jersey. Here we have teamed it with this seasons turquoise jersey (BELOW) and purple to show two different options, which work equally well.
FLORAL SHORT SLEEVE, KINGFISHER LONG SLEEVE, RAINBOW SHORTS
Purple is a really strong colour for 2017 and 2018, even making it onto a lot of the mens catwalks. For FLAB it’s inspiration for our new women’s Stealth collection – which is our unbranded range. As well as the short sleeve, we have added a women’s long sleeve windproof jersey – we call it the Jacksey (BELOW MIDDLE). This is the perfect item for the transitional weather through Spring, where it’s not freezing but you need protection from the chilly wind and even a bit of a drizzle. It has the added advantage of matching perfectly with our Gaffer jacket, so it will give people options throughout the seasons.
PURPLE STEALTH JACKSEY AND BIB SHORTS, FLORAL SHORT SLEEVE
For more information about the Fat Lass At The Back women's range checkout our website.