Continuing our yearly celebration of a major city, we’ve collaborated with Sarah Canner, founder designer of VESPERTINE NYC, in creating the New York City Edition. Inspired by the city that never sleeps, the New York City Edition combines a bike limited to a run of 1500 and a special Roll-Top bag with a reflective design and clothing set. Using VESPERTINE NYC’s experience in developing a traffic-stopping blend of high design and reflective safety wear, we’ve created a bike that stands out in more ways than one.
The bike has been designed to focus on urban performance and visibility, featuring reflective decals along with lime green details, allowing safety on the streets with style. Sarah created the reflective design that is featured on the bike and bag, as well as the merino scarf and hat. In developing the project, she took striking and prolific elements of the city, such the Manhattan Bridge, the Chrysler Building and the chevrons painted in cycle paths on New York city streets, and combined them into the semi-abstract design that forms the backbone of the VESPERTINE NYC’s Haute Réflecture® collection.
All knitwear accessories launching with the NYC Edition are manufactured in New York and with 100% merino wool to ensure maximum warmth. The 3M reflective thread adds a level of brightness which allows drivers to see riders from over 2,000 feet away. The hat can be worn underneath a helmet, with reflective detail still visible and the shoe laces remain super reflective all year-round - perfect for cyclists of all genders and ages.
“It’s been exciting to work with Brompton on this unique design for their New York City Edition folding bike,” Sarah says. “Being able to combine functional fashion and safety wear allowed me to inspire, empower, and protect people on their daily adventures in the concrete jungle. New York City is known as a style leader and this partnership will now ensure that urban cycling is as stylish.”