Alisun Franson is a rock n’roll reinventionalist. Known for her bicycle inspired eco-friendly and innovative line, Beatrice Holiday, Franson’s latest collection, “GILT RIDDEN” is for the fresh, fierce, femme fatale.
Featuring an array of accessories that flaunt Franson’s jaw-dropping ability to transform old into new, the collection was named using a chic play on words that spoke to the origins of her creative medium. Transforming upcycled bicycle materials into a new stunning set of jewelry pieces, Franson drew inspiration for “Gilt Ridden” from a familiarity with the inner tubing of a bike wheel. This is a material that she considers to be innate within her design work. Fusing the recycled inner tube with the edgy cool metal of a bike chain, the result culminated in a collection of accessories that is sure to snazz up any outfit by adding a dose of seriously badass attitude.
Collecting materials used from local bike shops, the collection is an intricate interplay of metal and tubing. Conceptualized as a wearable, but avante-garde collection, she plays and manipulates the two opposing mediums. Franson designed specifically with the fearless fashionista in mind.
To find out more about Beatrice Holiday’s new line, read the full article in our Holiday 2012 issue on page 48:
Written by Alexa Mangrum
Photos by Garone Africa
Styled by Michelle Africa
Hair and Makeup by Linda Zirkus