The Rapha + Liberty project is probably one of the nicest Rapha projects to date and a very nice collaboration. Liberty’s of London is best described as an institution of style and fashion and have included past collaborations from William Morris to Hello Kitty. Rapha’s collaboration is being kicked off with a series of caps using some of the famous haberdashery department’s archived prints. With print names like Strawberry Thief, it’s hard not to imagine a quintessential English scene. These names are given to the caps, and the caps themselves are being released one per day until the main range is launched.
The caps are being modelled by influential women from the cycling community in London, the caps are a nod to the shared history between fashion and the sport of cycling. This women’s collection in collaboration with London department store Liberty will bring Rapha’s state-of-the-art performance wear together with Liberty’s influential print archive. Rapha + Liberty has reworked an iconic print from the 1930s in a range of stylish, technical apparel, tailored for riding, racing and time off the bike. Caps off to both Rapha and Liberty for offering something very stylish to women cyclists and probably doing more than any other brand to attract women to cycling. See all the caps as they’re released here and sign up for further info on the Rapha Liberty collaboration.