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Alpinestars launches new line of fashionable motorcycle-inspired gear

August 13, 2009 |  4:31 pm

Cory_leather The Alpinestars name might be more recognizable splashed across the back of a helmet or down the leg of padded pants than hanging from the racks of trendy stores on Robertson Boulevard. The 45-year-old Italian company has been a force in the world of motorcycle racing, making technical equipment and gear for the sport.

Heart_wh_1Tomorrow they launch a line called Alpinestars by Denise Focil, a contemporary collection that draws inspiration from the brand’s heritage and history in the world of motorcycle racing.  

Classic, cropped leather jackets have whip-stitched details and come in a vegan option. Boyish plaid button-downs get a rebellious touch with leather trimmed pockets. And the skinny jeans have a faded black wash to look like you’ve been riding on the back of your boyfriend’s Harley for a couple hundred miles.


The motorcycle jackets are affordable (as far as leather jackets go), all falling between $485 and $600; the vegan versions are $209. Not bad, especially with biker jackets being a big fall trend (again).

Alpinestars by Denise Focil will be available at Lisa Kline starting tomorrow.

--Melissa Magsaysay

Photos: Looks from Alpinestars by Denice Focil/Alpinestars