As we know here at Modern Moto , motorcycle apparel is making a shift from pure utilitarian gear to fashion inspired moto-wear. Well, the inspiration works both ways. An article published by Vogue Magazine, coincidentally on the exact same day we were setting up at the American International Motorcycle Show (AIMExpo) to premier our Fashion-Centric Motorcycle Magazine to the masses, claims “There’s a new trend in town this fall, and it’s coming off the runways and into your closet at full throttle.”
This trend is beyond black leather jackets and biker boots, designers are gaining inspiration from motocross and motorcycle racing. From a motocross jersey re-imagined into a curvy dress with a zippered slit to full race leathers appearing on runways and music videos.
The moto-race-inspired high fashion trend is expected to gain momentum in the coming new year and translate from runway to retail. We really hope it does, and we really hope that motorcycle gear designers are taking note that the world of fashion is watching.