French fashion house agnès b. and premium outdoor brand Café du Cycliste combine their expertise in responsible fashion and sportswear for a very French collaboration.
A manifestation of the two brand’s shared values of freedom, authenticity, environmental protection and responsible manufacturing at home in France and close-by in Europe, this capsule explores the possibilities of functional and responsible fashion, focused through a lens of bicycle culture and further adventures.
Launching this summer 2023, the premium collection for men and women includes outdoor clothing for everyday wear, inspired by the world of cycling. Two styles of zipped cardigan, a tank top, utility shorts, plus unisex t-shirts with hand-written messages by Agnès. These pieces are also joined by a silk scarf, cycling cap, musette and bidon.
And for more ambitious endeavours by bicycle, there is a technical uniform of road jersey and bib shorts featuring an exclusive colour print derived from a photograph taken by Agnès. The photograph, taken with a Harinezumi onboard a TGV, illustrates the notion of speed, characteristic of cycle sport.
All agnès b. and Café du Cycliste products are made in France or in Europe by suppliers who have been partners of the two brands for many years.
The collection will be available for sale in agnès b. boutiques around the world and in Café du Cycliste stores and stockists, as well as on their respective websites from May 24, 2023. Both brands are thrilled to pedal into the hills together on this tantalising journey of French design, performance and style.
Founded in 1975, agnès b. has been working since the beginning for a committed, sustainable and responsible fashion. The preservation of know-how and the fact that products are made in France are values that are dear to the designer, who perpetuates them through her collections. Committed to the fight against climate change, agnès b. encourages the development of cycling, an ecological alternative to the use of combustion engines.
Anchored on the Côte d'Azur, Café du Cycliste is a French label dedicated to sharing a passion for cycling and the outdoors. Our technical and lifestyle products are predominantly made in Europe, using recycled or more sustainable materials wherever possible. Each piece is designed to go further, move faster and explore more. What began back in 2009 as a simple idea to do things differently has become a community of like minded people who share the same values, beliefs and a desire to be #foreveroutsiders.