The past few seasons have witnessed a surge of motorcycle racing-inspired fashion: Alyx’s primary-colored, pleathered resort 2017 collection, Hyein Seo’s reflective sets from Fall/Winter 2016 and 032c magazine’s recent crop of flame-emblazoned merchandise are but a few examples. Below, we explore the trend's origins and discuss the greater ramifications of fashion's fixation and appropriation of racing culture.

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