Having known each other for years, Smith and Rapha founder Simon Mottram’s relationship began due to their mutual love of cycling. “We share decades of excitement about racing and veneration of cycling heroes — something that brought us together from the earliest days of our friendship. This collaboration was our opportunity to bring that shared history to life and to tell the stories of so many other friendships founded in cycling from around the world,” Mottram shares in an exclusive press release.
The joint offering pays homage to jerseys’ golden days, delivering bright and bold colors. The ultra-sleek Rapha Cycling Club exclusive jerseys are doused in a patterned black, bearing the signature leaping rabbit motif, which reappears as a jacquard across the collection. Its sides and collars are spliced with a rainbow of stripes, pointing to Paul’s love of color. The sporting outfit also arrives in club colors, alongside bib shorts, caps, cycling shoes and sunglasses.
Take a closer look in the gallery above, which is available on Paul Smith’s website.