FIFO X CINELLI BESPOKE CAP RED GOLD
This is Cinelli's second collaboration with the Brooklyn based artisan cap producer Fifo Cycle to create a limited edition bespoke cycling cap. Made in New York from linen and cotton and screen printed and sewn by hand, this fully reversible hat takes it's inspiration from 1960's pop art. This cap pays tribute the gold medal winning Soviet Cycling team on the Cinelli Laser at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.
"At the 1988 Seoul Summer Games the Soviet Cycling Team took home 4 medals on the Laser. Both the team and the bike that took them to victory inspire our color concept for this." says Fiona Ryan, owner and designer for Fifo Cycle. "For the graphic style we were influenced by Futurismo Italiano, using layered gradients and the illusion of light coming from behind or underneath. The Russian riders are depicted in silhouette on the front panel and the iconic Cinelli logo takes various forms around the rest of the cap. The reverse side is subtle blues with cyrillic text from a commemorative poster issued by Cinelli after the games."
- - This fully reversible lightweight cap is made from 100% cotton
- - Memory foam in the brim and a soft chambray for the reverse side.
- - screen-printed by hand before being cut and sewn.
- - It can be machine washed but should be air-dried to keep it looking its best.
- - One size fits most: 21"-24"
More about Fifo:
Fifo Cycle was founded in 2007 with a mission to make comfortable, well fitting cycling hats locally. Based in Red Hook, Brooklyn the company takes inspiration from the neighborhood's maritime history and the necessity for biking in all kinds of weather.
Growing up in Ireland, founder Fiona Ryan developed an appreciation for natural materials and a respect for the traditional crafts that were passed down through word of mouth. The idea that families can be supported by a cottage industry and in turn support their local community is all too rare today but something has sparked in Brooklyn that is giving local designers some hope for the future of sustainable manufacturing.
Fifo Cycle sees their products embarking on new adventures where they become essential, long-lasting, timeless pieces to be treasured and enjoyed.