We are very excited to present you our SS21 Art Collaboration, ‘Wilderness’ women’s jersey. A limited edition print made by Chiara Terraneo.

The Italian artist (and visual storyteller) shares her artistry in many different mediums, but her hand sketched drawings work especially well on a jersey as a canvas. Inspiration comes in many forms, and for this specific pattern Chiara explains how nature has inspired her:

“Flowers, leaves, birds, animals of the forest, and the eyes of mysterious creatures between the trees. A girl riding a roe deer. A mountain lion or a wild cat sneaking silent. A nature experience, a wild experience, run away from concrete, getting back to the earth connection. The breeze, the warm sun, drop of water, the salt.

I quote Joseph Campbell, an anthropologist, I deeply share the thought, and believe this could be also, for many, the off road bike experience: 

“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I think that what we’re really seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we can actually feel the rapture of being alive.”

Chiara took us along in her creative process of creating the Wilderness pattern. From little sketches off all those mysterious wild creatures that live in nature to an intense, infinite pattern that you can take on your own wild adventures.

This jersey looks great when paired with our new Black or Olive Signature III Bib Shorts and our Wilderness Cap in the same design.

Chiara Terraneo also created a a Visual Bikepacking Journal of the Atlas Mountain Race in February 2020 and captured IRIS ambassador; Quinda Verheul’s experience in her drawings.