It's where Harley, Gucci and Marc Jacobs walk hand-in-hand. For one week every summer Laconia Bike Week turns the Lakes Region of New Hampshire into the fashion capital of the world.
The runways of Los Angeles and Paris have been directly influenced by the styles of leather motorcycle jackets that have appeared at motorcycle rallies for generations.
Top designers from around the globe are consistently featuring variations of the original leather motorcycle jacket in their collections:
>> The leather jacket ranks #6 in "The season's must-haves: Ten instant wardrobe upgrades."- Style.com, March 2009
>> "The leather jacket is hot right now. Especially so are short, chic bomber or bikers styles." - WA Today, April 2009
>> "Alexander Wang recently collaborated with Gap to produce a khaki motorcycle jacket." - Teen Vogue, May 2009
>> "Leather ruled the runway" - Review of L.A. Fashion Week 2009, Santa Monica Corsair
>> "Motorcycle jackets in bright colors and interesting fabrics are a big hit this summer and can be found at a variety of price points." - Coutorture.com, May 2009
No style is hotter today than motorcycle fashion.
There is no one in the motorcycle industry that knows more about fashion nor is there anyone in the world that has sold more Harley clothing than Anne Deli. In addition to being the former Vice President Global Marketing for Harley-Davidson Motor Company and owning multiple Harley dealerships throughout the country, Anne has become a fashion icon in the Harley world. Her collection of leather jackets ranges from vintage Harley jackets to Gucci bombers to Chanel couture and her style and taste have been chronicled in numerous fashion spreads.
Today, among numerous other responsibilities, she directs a staff of managers who line the shelves of her 16 Harley merchandise stores around the country. And what they choose typically doesn't stay on the shelves for long.
This year the runway is coming to Bike Week. Laconia Harley-Davidson will be kicking off a week of activities with a Harley Fashion Show on June 13th complete with leather and lace; bustiers and tanks; Activewear and even Harley pet fashion.