Rouleur Conversations: Sir Paul Smith in conversation with Simon Mottram at Rouleur Live
Fashion and cycling are intrinsically linked, from the elegant style of 50s icon Fausto Coppi, both on and off the bike, through the faster moving team kit designs of the 70s, 80s and 90s, to the huge range of the modern era. We caught up with world-famous clothes designer and cycling fanatic Sir Paul Smith and Rapha founder Simon Mottram, who have worked on several cycling clothing collections together, at the recent Rouleur Live show. The pair have turned a real love and obsession for cycling into huge businesses and they explained to Rouleur editor Edward Pickering where that passion comes from. We also talk to Charlotte Jarps, who paints bespoke designs and artworks on cycling shoes, and we roved the halls of Rouleur Live to ask industry figures what their favourite pro team kit of all time is.