Opening Ceremony x Adidas

Opening Ceremony x Adidas shot by Josh Olins The go-to fashion boutique, Opening Ceremony, has teamed up with Adidas Originals for a unisex capsule collection of 70 pieces in time for the summer Olympics. Retro-influenced bandana, floral and graffiti prints lend the collection a healthy dose of street style. The designers sourced the sporty silhouettes from swim and cycling kits which also feature a range of active fabrics including dry-swim spandex, neoprene, nylon twills, and reflective finishes.

Opening Ceremony pop-up shop, London

The collaboration kicks-off the opening of OC's Covent Garden pop-up shop, with a larger one to come this fall. The collection is also available in the downtown NYC store and online.

source: Opening Ceremony, fashion photos by Josh Olins written by: Nancy H.

Books: Cyclepedia

"Cyclepedia" by Michael Embacher Everyone fondly remembers his or her first bicycle experience – the wobbly start, the shiny chrome, the ding-a-ling sound of the bell. Avid rider and architect Michael Embacher has shaped that love into a collection of more than 200 models. The author recently published "Cyclepedia: A Century of Iconic Bicycle Design," his second book on the subject. A forward by fellow enthusiast Sir Paul Smith and crisp, captivating photographs by Bernhard Angerer spotlight 100 bicycles – racing, touring, mountain, tandem and curiosities – from the past century. Each bike is accompanied by a detailed component list and anecdotal stories for insight into its culture and creation. Wherever you fall in the spectrum of kid to connoisseur, this book is a pleasure to explore. Cyclepedia, $35 Chronicle Books or £19.95 Thames & Hudson

1983 Trussardi 1983 Trussardi - The fashion company redresses a WWII paratrooper bike with detachable shoulder bags.

1980 Tur Meccanica Bi Bici1980 Tur Meccanica Bi Bici - A bicycle for two built on a single frame

via Wallpaper.com, source Embacher Collection photographs: Bernhard Angerer

Performance Denim for City Cycling

Rapha Performance Denim

Engineered in Italy exclusively for UK biking purveyors Rapha, this denim is made with the city cyclist in mind. The stretch, straight-leg fit is cut with a high-backed waist and low cut front to accommodate pedaling action. Unlike regular denim, they have been tried and tested (across 1800 miles and 20 washes) for high resistance to abrasion, especially at key wear points, like the seat.

Thoughtful details include an inside-facing reflective "Rapha" logo that comes into play when folded-up; high visibility, signature pink binding and a reinforced rear pocket for a compact D-lock. Translation: these jeans look as good as they wear.

Rapha Performance Denim

£150.00 through Rapha

Rapha + Paul Smith team up

Rapha + Paul Smith cycling glove Rapha, the London-based performance cycling clothing company teams up, once again, with designer Paul Smith to create a sharp pair of city riding gloves. Made from supple, African Hair Sheep leather, these full-fingered gloves are inspired by those worn by velodrome racers. Perforations and embossed wrist logos, give the pair, available in black or white, a crisp, classic look. Visit Rapha online for the complete Paul Smith collection.

Rapha + Paul Smith city cyclings gloves