Henrichs launches hi-vis garments for fashion-conscious cyclists

Journalist and fashion designer Sara Henrichs has launched a range of high-visibility reflective clothing for cycling in style at night (+ slideshow).

Hi-vis cyclewear by Henrichs

Sara Henrichs, formerly the travel editor for lifestyle magazine Wallpaper, decided that there were not enough stylish options for cyclists wanting to stay safe when biking at night.

An urban cyclist herself, Henrichs designed her own range of water- and wind-proof garments that offer visibility in the dark up to 100 metres.

Hi-vis cyclewear by Henrichs

"There are so many cyclists, bikers and joggers in cities, particularly at night, who need protection," said Sara Henrichs. "Many of them are fashion-conscious and don't want to wear the ubiquitous high-visibility clothing."

Hi-vis cyclewear by Henrichs

"My designs will encourage them to look stylish and be safer at the same time. The collection allows people to wear their normal clothing underneath Henrichs designs."

Hi-vis cyclewear by Henrichs

The Henrichs range includes capes, vests and bands in shapes inspired by Japanese Samurai armour, all made from a material by Swiss textile company Schoeller AG.

Hi-vis cyclewear by Henrichs

These fit over the wearer's normal clothing, fastening with tabs and poppers or simply sitting over the shoulders.

Hi-vis cyclewear by Henrichs

The items roll up to store in backpacks and are secured with a reflective band that can also be worn around the wrist.

Hi-vis cyclewear by Henrichs

The garments are designed for cyclists, motorcyclists and runners, and the range also includes capes for children and dogs.

Hi-vis cyclewear by Henrichs

Henrichs is based in London, where the number of cyclists has increased by 75 per cent since 2005-06 – according to Transport for London. She studied fashion design and worked for Jil Sander and Hermès before moving into travel journalism.

Photography is by Kavan Olbison.