Kwiatkowski approached us last year and asked how he could help us with La Flamme Rouge. We talked about doing a jersey similar to the ones we had produced in the past with Le Fix, Paul Smith and Mark Cavendish.
During Le Tour last year I found out that ‘Kwiatkowski’ translates to something like ‘flower power’ in Poland. (This was the reason for the OPQS caps we produced last year which he wore with style when going on to claim victory in Ponferadda at the World Championships.)
We started to look at flower designs and put together a mood board showing iconic flower images and also some cycling jerseys which had already been produced using flowers as the main theme. The central theme for the jersey was based on the blazer that was worn by Bryan Ferry throughout his world tour in 2014. We also took inspiration from the Dries Van Norten catwalk show for their spring summer 15 collection. Brian also noticed that his friend Monty was wearing a cool jersey from the guys at Freddie Merckx, which was similar to that of Team Yacht Club in Texas and the Fiasco Ciclismo ‘Aloha Vibes’ kit in Australia.
FLOWER POWER JERSEY CO