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ELEGANCE
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RECONCILED

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ELEGANCE
AND CYCLING
RECONCILED

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ELEGANCE
AND CYCLING
RECONCILED

STORE

ČJ | EN

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ELEGANCE
AND CYCLING
RECONCILED

STORE

ČJ | EN

Slide background

ELEGANCE
AND CYCLING
RECONCILED

STORE

ČJ | EN

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ELEGANCE
AND CYCLING
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STORE

ČJ | EN

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FASHION HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN EMBODIMENT OF THE FUTURE. WE'VE ADDED A LITTLE TWIST. CYCLING.

Cycling to work – the best part of the day for those who do and an enticing prospect for those who think they just might. But walking into the office looking like you’ve just finished a pro cycling race – not so good.

Cue the eternal dilemma – do I dress elegant or sporty?

That’s how fashion brand Free Circle came about – an idea was born to design and produce clothing in which you’ll look elegant and stylish for a business meeting or evening out in the city, but which is also functional so you feel natural and safe when cycling. And comfortable at all times.


MOTION
PICTURE

Ever notice how bike rides seem to have the marvelous tendency to envelop us in a little story here and there? It might be a story lived just by us in the space of a short moment – a deeply felt sense of purpose, a few seconds spent marvelling at something seemingly ordinary. Or we may find ourselves naturally becoming part of each other’s stories – a chance encounter, stumbling upon an unlikely muse... Each story leaves a trace. The trace here being our very first clip!


E-SHOP

Introducing a new collection of T-shirts to celebrate all that we love about spring cycling! Enjoy our graphic designer Anna’s minimalist tribute to the harmony, playfulness and technical beauty of this wonderful contrivance called the bike! Find your favourite T-shirt design here.

SUMMER SALE
Get 50% off your favourite Free Circle styles and enjoy the summer sun with flair! Shop the sale

Our collection is now also available for purchase at Kotva Department Store right in the centre of Prague (Revoluční 655/1).

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AMBASSA
DORS

Martha Issová

actress

„I love the idea of connecting aesthetics with something that is beneficial. By that I mean that when someone here designs and sews creative cycling clothes, they not only produce beautiful clothing, but also support people in riding their bikes more often. Maybe to work. I think that if people rode their bikes more, they’d be healthier, happier and our cities would be cleaner, full of healthier and happier people. And that’s something we all want, don’t we?

At the same time, I like to support all sources that are local, whether question is of artists or manufacturers. Free Circle sew their clothes exclusively in the Czech Republic and that is what impresses me about the brand.

At the same time, I like to support all sources that are local, whether question is of artists or manufacturers. Free Circle sew their clothes exclusively in the Czech Republic and that is what impresses me about the brand"


Anna Polívková

actress

"I like riding my bike and I like walking – because I enjoy experiencing different perceptions of distance and my surroundings.

I often have to change what I’m wearing, it’s part of my job. And I like having clothes that I don’t have to think about all the time, clothes that I can just jump on my bike in in the morning and go to a work meeting, then to a rehearsal, then home to walk my dog and change out of them for the first time when I’m putting on a costume for a show in the evening. When I’m cycling back home after the show, I still look as good in the clothes as I did in the morning. And they’ve got clever little things that always come in handy when you’re on your bike – reflective features, water resistance, comfort, etc.

And mainly, they’re elegant. The cycling gear you normally get in shops never appealed to me at all."


Martin Hudeček

ORBIT Managing Director

"A couple of months ago, I got a dark blue jacket and shorts from Free Circle. The shorts became my most favourite piece in my wardrobe. The cut makes them fit perfectly, you can put so many things in the pockets and they still look good, and the material is unbelievably comfortable, flexible and breathable. I spent the whole summer in Prague, went to meetings, rode my bike, drove my car, used city transport, the shorts were always my first choice. I paired them with a short-sleeved shirt and a hat, or just a white T-shirt and summer shoes. Ease, elegance, originality. The material is breathable, flexible but superbly keeps its shape, doesn’t crease, I still look great. The pockets are deep enough, so nothing ever falls out of them, even when I’m riding my bike. It’s great."


Jakub Ditrich

ekolo.cz Managing Director

"For me personally, cycling was never a sport and from the moment I started occupying myself with electric bicycles some 10 years ago, cycling became my daily mode of transport. For cycling as a sport, there is an infinite palette of funny multi-coloured cycling jerseys and tight lycra-trousers with thick padding. But for bikes as a mode of transport? A raincoat at most.

And then Free Circle came along and introduced a suit that I not only look good in, but is made precisely for the bike, well actually the electric bike :)It stretches tight where it should, it doesn’t cut into your skin anywhere, it doesn’t sag, it’s wonderfully breathable. I’m only 173 cm tall and not exactly the kind of person to wear suits, but this one really suits me well and so I enjoy wearing it even when I don’t have to go to any meetings."


Simona Babčáková

actress

"Okay, let me put it this way: you’re going to put these trousers on and never want to take them off.

As a working mother, I also appreciate how easy they are to clean – you just take a piece of cloth and wipe the dirt away. I spend a lot of time with my kids in Stromovka park – they ride their bikes, I rollerblade. Even though Free Circle specializes in cycling wear, I must say I haven’t found anything that would be better for rollerblading in. And I don’t feel frumpy.

Of course I also like the socio-environmental reach – these clothes support and motivate people to ride their bikes more often. And that’s something Prague and every other big city needs. And don’t even get me started on rollerblading…"


WHAT´S BEEN
HAPPEN
NING?

See what you never imagined could be seen. Look into the unknown with an open mind. Venture beyond your notion of what is possible.

See what you never imagined could be seen. Look into the unknown with an open mind. Venture beyond your notion of what is possible.

18. 3. 2016
Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week F/W 2016

A new collection by Free Circle that wittily seeks to transcend the boundaries of what we perceive to be possible. Functional fabrics made of recycled materials, designs printed precisely according to the wishes of each individual customer, 3D body scans that translate body measurements into custom-made clothing – we’ve fast-forwarded to the moment it all becomes part of our everyday lives.

Read full story


GAINING
MOMEN
TUM

We have the highest respect for those who are truly expert at their craft. Our designs come from the hands of internationally acclaimed fashion designer, Monika Drápalová, our materials from those who are at the very cutting edge of textile innovation, Schoeller® Switzerland, our production processes are overseen by top of the class sports professionals for whom clothing that is made to last is paramount.

FOR WOMEN WHO LOVE
A BIT OF STYLE
FOR MEN WHO WISH TO
LOOK THE PART


LOOK
CLOSELY

We pay careful attention to the way you live on your bike – and off it. And whether it’s that morning coffee you’ve just spilled all over your shirt, a business meeting in the scorching heat of the office, being caught in an afternoon downpour or slinging your heavy backpack over your shoulder heading for an evening at the theatre, well - we’ve been there too. And designed this collection so that you don’t have to miss out on all the exciting things you’d like to fit into your day.

Every detail you’ll find on our clothing is testament to years of experience and careful planning. We’ve studied the way you sit and move on a bike, the weather conditions you ride in – and adjusted our designs accordingly. See that button? And that change in texture? Everything is there for a reason.

IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES

01

SUSPENDERS FIXED TO THE INNER SIDE OF JACKETS (REFLECTIVE, OF COURSE)

02

CONCEALED BUTTONS, SO YOU CAN CLOSE THE LAPELS WHEN IT GETS CHILLY

03

ALWAYS LOOK ELEGANT WITH OUR CLEVERLY DESIGNED LAPELS

04

PRACTICAL POCKET DESIGNS

05

FABRICS ARE REINFORCED WHERE THERE'S THE MOST WEAR (SHOULDERS, ELBOWS, CROTCH)

06

07

A LONGER BACK

08

TIGHTEN INTERNAL WAIST DRAWSTING IN WINDY CONDITIONS

09

SIMPLY TIGHTEN FOR PERFECT FIT

10

WE'VE LEFT OUT THE LINING TO MAINTAIN FLEXIBILITY

11

STYLISH T-SHIRT PRINTS (ONCE AGAIN, REFLECTIVE)

12

PRACTICAL INNER SLEEVES

13

INVENTIVE FAIRYTALE HOOD TO PROTECT AND STUN

14

TRANSFORMED ANORAK FOR COOLER WEATHER


FABRICS
OF THE
FUTURE

Aluminium jackets, perforated dresses and reflective ponchos that turn into evening gowns – we’ve gone for it and left the well-trodden paths to the enjoyment of others.

The way fabrics can enhance our lifestyle is truly remarkable. So we’ve teamed up with the very best innovators like Schoeller® Switzerland to embody the future now. In answer to sweat, to the fear of not being seen, to a fall, or to the car that’s veering way too close to that enormous puddle, we’ve chosen fabrics that are:

FLEXIBLE, to let you move about freely
BREATHABLE, so you don’t feel like a walking greenhouse
ULTRALIGHT, enabling you to roll your poncho into a tiny bundle
RESISTANT, so your clothes won’t be damaged all too easily
REFLECTIVE, to keep you as safe as possible in the dark
WATER RESISTANT AND QUICK DRYING, so you won’t mind that light shower
AND EASY CARE, to get a potential stain off in a moment

Free Circle materiálová revoluce
Free Circle materiálová revoluce
Free Circle materiálová revoluce

12375 (Schoeller®-spirit)
Composition: 100% PES
BREATHABLE
WATER REPELLENT

12356 (Schoeller®-spirit)
Composition: 100% PES
BREATHABLE
WATER REPELLENT

12080 (Schoeller®-spirit)
Composition: 5% FL, 15% PU, 20% PA, 60% GF
WATER REPELLENT
REFLECTIVE
WIND REPELLENT

14636 (Schoeller®-dynatec)
FRONT YOKE, BACK YOKE, COLLAR

Composition: 8% PES, 12% PU, 21% GF, 59% PA
BREATHABLE
UV STOP
WATER REPELLENT


TESTIMONIAL

We are delighted to be surrounded by people with whom our work has struck a chord and who have decided to support us along the way. You are our motivation to keep pursuing that ever elusive goal called innovation. You make it all worthwhile.

Thank you!

"Schoeller Textil AG is very impressed by the fresh ‘cosmopolitan spirit’ which is given by this special Free Circle collection. Multifunctional Schoeller fabrics emphasize individual, exciting styles, where the mobile world citizen feels comfortable, is perfectly protected and always dressed well. Clever processing details and the consistent application of Schoeller Technologies make out of these favourite garments the perfect companion through space and time."

Mr. Siegfried Winkelbeiner, CEO, Schoeller Textil AG


RISING
TO
PROMI
NENCE

1.

Free Circle’s very first collection met with great success at the most prestigious designer events in the Czech Republic:

2014:
Chief Editors’ Award at the Designblok Premiere Fashion Week 2013

Czech Grand Design 2013 - 2 awards for fashion designer Monika Drápalová:
Fashion Designer of the Year
Grand Designer of the Year
/the highest award for all categories combined/

The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague purchased several select models to complete their collection


FREE CIRCLE
IN THE
PRESS

Outfits that can be worn on and off the bike, designs that bring to life what one would think could only ever pertain to the realm of imagination - Free Circle's entry into the world of fashion has certainly not gone unnoticed. Can't wait to see that list getting longer as we grow!

ELLE BELGIQUE 04/2017

ELLE BELGIQUE 04/2017

more

LE TEMPS, ECONOMIE 11/2016

LE TEMPS, ECONOMIE 11/2016

DESIGNBLOK FASHION WEEK 2014

DESIGNBLOK FASHION WEEK 2014

ELLE 2014/5

ELLE 2014/5

more

WHY NOT? MAGAZINE OF HN 2014/05

WHY NOT? MAGAZINE OF HN 2014/05

more

YOUTUBE: FREE CIRCLE COLLECTION UNVEILED AT DESIGNBLOK 2013

YOUTUBE: FREE CIRCLE COLLECTION UNVEILED AT DESIGNBLOK 2013

more

THE CZECH GRAND DESIGN YEARBOOK FOR 2013

THE CZECH GRAND DESIGN YEARBOOK FOR 2013

more

INSIDE AND OUTSIDE: A PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS IN PRAGUE

INSIDE AND OUTSIDE: A PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS IN PRAGUE

more


FASHION DESIGNER
1.
COLLECTION

MONIKA DRÁPALOVÁ
fashion designer

Internationally acclaimed designer and winner of the Chief Editors’ Award at the Designblok Fashion Week in 2008 and 2013. Fashion Designer of the Year and Grand Designer of the Year 2013 and the lady who has brought the Free Circle collection to life

Monika Drápalová

"Contrasts, when placed side by side, have deep emotional value - think exteriors that maintain all that is classic and that has been beautiful for centuries combined with interiors that are filled to the hilt with surprises made possible by the technological means that we have at our disposal today."

MONIKA DRÁPALOVÁ ON FREE CIRCLE'S FIRST COLLECTION


WHO IS SETTING THE WHEELS IN MOTION?

That’s us, the avid cyclists with an eye for fashion and a love for the vibe of the city, who have set out to bring it all together. But we’re only part of a much bigger team of dedicated seamstresses, technology experts and production partners who handle every piece that passes through their hands with care, making sure you can depend on your clothes for years to come.

ANNA
ISSA ŠOTOLOVÁ
brand design

Successful graphic designer at Imagery studio, whose touch can be seen in all of Free Circle’s graphics – everything from our logo to the reflective designs on our clothing

(www.imagery.cz)

LUDMILA
VACHTENHEIMOVÁ
design engineering

ludmila.vachtenheimova
@freecircle.cz

+420 778 727 108

The lady whose technical expertise, professionalism and sheer fondness for the art and science of clothing manufacture are transforming Free Circle’s catwalk collection into real, wearable pieces. Having taken part in highly notable projects like the creation of the official Czech Olympic Team outfits, her experience is key to making it all come together

HANA
DOŠKOVÁ
business development

hana.doskova
@freecircle.cz

+420 732 663 732

Freelance copywriter and translator behind all things English at Free Circle. Marketing enthusiast always interested in what’s on your mind, hence Free Circle’s human hub for international communications

PETR
ROKŮSEK
CEO

Owner and co-owner of several companies, admirer of new technologies who is thrilled by the idea of electric bicycles and in whose mind the whole concept of Free Circle was born

ANNA<br>ISSA ŠOTOLOVÁ<br>brand design

ANNA
ISSA ŠOTOLOVÁ
brand design

Successful graphic designer at Imagery studio, whose touch can be seen in all of Free Circle’s graphics – everything from our logo to the reflective designs on our clothing

(www.imagery.cz)

LUDMILA<br>VACHTENHEIMOVÁ<br>design engineering

LUDMILA
VACHTENHEIMOVÁ
design engineering

ludmila.vachtenheimova
@freecircle.cz

+420 778 727 108

The lady whose technical expertise, professionalism and sheer fondness for the art and science of clothing manufacture are transforming Free Circle’s catwalk collection into real, wearable pieces. Having taken part in highly notable projects like the creation of the official Czech Olympic Team outfits, her experience is key to making it all come together

HANA<br>DOŠKOVÁ<br>business development

HANA
DOŠKOVÁ
business development

hana.doskova
@freecircle.cz

+420 732 663 732

Freelance copywriter and translator behind all things English at Free Circle. Marketing enthusiast always interested in what’s on your mind, hence Free Circle’s human hub for international communications

PETR<br>ROKŮSEK<br>CEO

PETR
ROKŮSEK
CEO

Owner and co-owner of several companies, admirer of new technologies who is thrilled by the idea of electric bicycles and in whose mind the whole concept of Free Circle was born


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