- The Armitage Satchel from Po Campo, one of the labels featured at tomorrow's bike fashion show
Take a cue from the Europeans: you don't have to rock the Spandex shorts to ride your bike around the city. (In fact, some of us would prefer you didn't.) To prove it, and to help kick off Bike to Work Week (June 11-18), Bike Chicago 2011 hosts a fashion show, Bike Chic
, on Thursday at noon in Daley Plaza. Participants include the Logan Square boutique Wolfbait & B-girls
, bike-bag designers Po Campo
; functional-chic commute-and-work label Nonethless Garments
, eco-friendly shop Connect Chicago
; new cycling gear store Chrome Industries
; and local designer and SAIC grad Seth Meyerink-Griffin. Fashion students from the International Academy of Design and Technology will show off bike-friendly creations, and the bikes themselves—both European and home-grown—come courtesy of Boulevard Bikes and Copenhagen Cyclery.