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Look | Designers Trick Out Bikes for Fashion Week

On Wednesday, 30 designers showed off bicycles they made for New York Fashion Week, which kicks off on Thursday. The bikes, which can be borrowed for free at the pedestrian plaza on Broadway between 39th and 40th Streets and at the pedestrian plaza on Ninth Avenue and 14th St., will be auctioned off at the end of Fashion Week.

To see images of how designers tricked out their bikes as part of a project called Tour de Fashion, check out the slideshow below.

We don't know how well this bike would do in rain, but it looks like the parasol just might keep off the sun.
We don't know how well this bike would do in rain, but it looks like the parasol just might keep off the sun. ( Kate Hinds )
It's all about the details.
It's all about the details. ( Kate Hinds )
Does this evoke friendship bracelets for anyone else?
Does this evoke friendship bracelets for anyone else? ( Kate Hinds )
A lavender-colored bike for the shutterbug and the seamstress. (Yes, those are spools of thread.)
A lavender-colored bike for the shutterbug and the seamstress. (Yes, those are spools of thread.) ( Kate Hinds )
Complete with measuring tape and zipper!
Complete with measuring tape and zipper! ( Kate Hinds )
The Lim College, a fashion business university in Manhattan, kitted out its bike with a weathered suitcase.
The Lim College, a fashion business university in Manhattan, kitted out its bike with a weathered suitcase. ( Kate Hinds )
Nicole Miller's orange rear bike box alongside Thom Browne's stripey one.
Nicole Miller's orange rear bike box alongside Thom Browne's stripey one. ( Kate Hinds )
Who says bike helmets have to look bad? These beauties were designed by Danielle Baskin of Belle Helmets.
Who says bike helmets have to look bad? These beauties were designed by Danielle Baskin of Belle Helmets. ( Kate Hinds )
Elie Tahari's bike has snakeskin on it. When asked if the material would hold up, Tahari said snakes were waterproof.
Elie Tahari's bike has snakeskin on it. When asked if the material would hold up, Tahari said snakes were waterproof. ( Kate Hinds )
Even the handles are covered with snakeskin.
Even the handles are covered with snakeskin. ( Kate Hinds )
Amrita Singh poses alongside her bike.
Amrita Singh poses alongside her bike. ( Kate Hinds )
It has a bejeweled basket.
It has a bejeweled basket. ( Kate Hinds )
And bangled handlebars to match.
And bangled handlebars to match. ( Kate Hinds )
Gretchen Jones designed a bike that could be ridden in high heels.
Gretchen Jones designed a bike that could be ridden in high heels. ( Kate Hinds )
It's form AND function for the turquoise basket on her bike.
It's form AND function for the turquoise basket on her bike. ( Kate Hinds )
The heel-savvy pedal.
The heel-savvy pedal. ( Kate Hinds )
A detail on Carlos Falchi's painted, splattered bike.
A detail on Carlos Falchi's painted, splattered bike. ( Kate Hinds )
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne stand by a bike made by their group, Public School, which turned to yellow cabs for inspiration.
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne stand by a bike made by their group, Public School, which turned to yellow cabs for inspiration. ( Kate Hinds )
Nanette Lepore's bike is all about the neon.
Nanette Lepore's bike is all about the neon. ( Kate Hinds )
Rebecca Minkoff's blue period.
Rebecca Minkoff's blue period. ( Kate Hinds )
Number Lab's bike.
Number Lab's bike. ( Kate Hinds )
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