Like gear? You’ll love being able to sport our unique Camdala design. Or perhaps knot? Then the Flow design based on the trusty figure-of-eight is for you. Both illustrated by the extremely talented Tessa Lyons. Find out the source of her inspiration below.
"I liked the idea of creating a design that didn't scream climbing but, upon closer inspection, was made almost entirely of climbing gear."
Celebrate climbing with our two subtle yet funky designs on a variety of tops. But what's in our exclusive new women's range?
The BMC women's clothing range by Tessa Lyons
Tessa said: "It was a real pleasure to collaborate with the BMC on these tops. Selfishly, I was also excited to be designing clothes that I would want to wear climbing myself. To start with, I asked around at the climbing wall and amongst my female climbing friends to see what they look for in a top (in terms of colour, cut and fabric) and then worked at coming up with a range that reflected their desires. I was pretty much given free-creative-rein to pick out colours and cuts as well as creating the design; it was a really exciting project to work on and an interesting context to fit my drawings into."
"Recently, I started climbing more trad, so I used this as my inspiration for the Camdala designs. I liked the idea of creating a design that didn't scream climbing but, upon closer inspection, was made almost entirely of climbing gear. Simplicity was key for the vest top design. I wanted to use something that was relevant to climbing but that had an almost feminine quality, which I feel that the figure of eight knot has; a kind of curving, flowing sort of shape."