Cannondale has collaborated with British fashion designer Stella McCartney to create a series of 18 bikes with daring paint schemes.
The models given the treatment are the SystemSix, SuperSix EVO and SuperSix EVO CX. They feature the designs of three artists involved in Stella McCartney’s latest fashion collection: London’s Ed Curtis, New York’s Myfawnwy (Maisie Broome), and Antwerp’s Tom Tosseyn.
Select bikes from the collection will be on display in Stella McCartney stores in Shanghai, Tokyo, London and New York until 17 November, but unfortunately will not be available for purchase.
Cannondale has never shied away from ambitious and cross-industry collaborations, such as its link-up with Palace Skateboards for the 2020 Giro d’Italia, but its latest one has ostensibly created the most striking result yet.
Cannondale says the bikes are “an homage from one innovative brand to another”, representing a mutual commitment to sustainability.
Stella McCartney is apparently a keen cyclist herself, so recognises the benefit of the bicycle to the health of people and the planet.
McCartney says of the project: “As a lifelong cyclist and someone who rides their bicycle every day to work, I could not be more excited for my new shared journey with Cannondale. The bikes we have created embody our common values and vision – blending beauty and desirability with a sense of responsibility to the next generation.”
More information about the collaboration can be found in a blog post on Cannondale’s website.