Todd Oldham and Metro Direct High-Style Commuter Challenge

Todd Oldham and Metro

From fashion to interiors, playful American designer Todd Oldham is known for delving into different mediums. This year, he partnered with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Senior Fashion Design students to develop a sportswear line for commuters committed to sustainable living.

Oldham’s direction was to think responsibly in designing garments that address the use of mass transportation and are transitional, functional, and beautiful. In response, students created on-trend separates and dresses that allowed for maximum movement without sacrificing style.

The idea behind the project, which was featured by Apparel News, was “… to develop stylish but functional bicycle wear that could take mass-transportation devotees from their homes to a subway or bus stop and then to work. Later there might be a night out on the town. More men ride bikes to buses and subways than women, but getting fashion-forward women onto bicycles is more challenging. Hence, the idea for fashionable bike wear.”