ashmei celebrates an Autumn classic with the launch of a limited edition Lombardia capsule collection
Considered to be one of the most prestigious one day events in the cycling calendar – and a race that traditionally brings the curtain down on the European season – the Tour Of Lombardy has provided inspiration for the latest ashmei cycle capsule collection. Comprising three pieces of kit fit for a stylish autumn ride, the new three-piece ashmei Lombardia Collection will be limited to just 112 items – signifying each of the years that the race has run.
Nicknamed the Classica delle foglie morte (the Falling Leaves Classic), it is no surprise that guest designer Radek Lukasiewicz wove the iconic autumnal leaves into the collection’s graphic imprints. The talented Polish graphic and type designer has also created bespoke lettering to celebrate the race and the region’s romantic culture, to be featured on a commemorative poster.
Radek explains the thinking behind the Lombardia design: “I was looking for an interesting way of celebrating this rich mixture of Italian culture, the Lombardy region and cycle racing. As someone who rides bikes and follows pro races, this project allowed me to combine a passion for cycling and design while having this great Italian Monument in the back of my head.”
There are three pieces in the collection. The black Midlayer Jersey, with distinctive yellow graphic detail of the falling leaves on the arm and the rear of the garment, features a highly-technical Merino wool blend and close to body fit to prevent any cold air penetrating through to the body. The charcoal Gilet with reflective tonal graphic detailing on the rear is completely windproof, while the fabric’s Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatment will see to practically anything that the autumn weather can throw at you. Completing the capsule collection is the hugely popular lifestyle T-shirt in classic black. Don’t be misled by its stylish good looks, the fabric’s moisture control capacity excels – key for any first layer – as a result of our signature MERINO + CARBON with 37.5® Technology blend.
Available from the beginning of October 2018 to coincide with the staging of the 112th edition of the race itself, the ashmei Lombardia Collection will be available to pre-order immediately after the World Championships in Innsbruck. With an SSP of £150 for the Midlayer, £120 for the Gilet and £80 for the T-shirt, the collection also includes a limited edition Lombardia silk print poster beginning at £20 for A2 and £30 for an A1 format.
Available from premium independent cycle retail outlets (stockist information number 01442-851017)
and from https://ashmei.com/lombardia/