Stylish Gear for Cyclists

Capitol Hill-based designer puts performance wear on the fashion map.
Ali Brownrigg  |   May 2013   |  FROM THE PRINT EDITION
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Iva Jean’s Japanese-inspired reflective vest

Fresh off a successful Kickstarter campaign, Capitol Hill–based cyclist and former marketing professional Ann DeOtte aims to put performance wear on the fashion map. The three-piece spring collection for her line Iva Jean (ivajean.com) includes a black skirt ($160), with a stretchy Lycra/polyester fabric that resists fading, moisture and abrasion, and a pleat that gives 12 more inches of movement when unzipped. Also new: a sleek heather gray organic cotton blouse ($80) with a roomy cut and an asymmetrical hemline, and an ingenious reflective vest ($130), with magnetic closure and a cord pull to cinch it into a peplum. “I want women to feel great about themselves,” DeOtte says. “I want them to feel the joy, fearlessness and playfulness of bike riding.”

Available at Hub and Bespoke, Fremont, 513 N 36th St.; 206.547.5730; hubandbespoke.com

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