No Novice to the Fashion Design and Manufacturing World
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Trisha earned her BS in fashion design from UC's nationally recognized College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning and began her business career as DeHall Designs, LLC in 1985, when she designed and manufactured a line of spandex athletic wear for professional athletes and health-conscious consumers which were distributed thru retail stores. Interested in healthy living, nutrition and bodybuilding, as a natural transition in 1990, Trisha began designing sportswear and became a consultant to a supplement and training company. She was also a national competitive bodybuilder and holds many titles including Master National Champion.
As 1993 approached, Trisha was offered and accepted the opportunity to move to Branson, Missouri to design western wear and costumes. In Branson, she created outfits and costumes for well-known entertainers such; Doug Gabrial, the Osmonds, Tony Orlando, John Davidson, Mickey Gilley, Andy Williams, Jim Owens, and many others. An avid believer in "follow your heart and design with passion", little did she know that a visit to a Harley-Davidson® store would influence her career as an innovator in fashion design.
Hot Summer Rides on a Harley Sparked Biker Riding Apparel Collection
They say necessity is the mother of invention. In the case of designer Trisha DeHall, necessity sparked one of the most innovative lines of biker riding apparel in the motorcycle riding world. After purchasing her first Harley® in 2003, Trisha began spending summers riding thousands of miles from one end of the country to the other. Having experienced first-hand the discomfort of wearing the traditional leather chaps in the summer heat, Trisha created an innovative new design: perforated leather chaps, which would provide needed protection from the elements while allowing her to ride in comfort.
Bored with the limited traditional motorcycle leather color choices – black-on-black, and did we mention black – Trisha set out to tailor custom motorcycle leather riding gear (leather jackets, leather vests, leather chaps, and leather belts, made in USA) in striking colors: deep rich espresso, smooth golden cognac, and light creamy vanilla. From this idea was born the magnificent Trisha DeHall biker riding apparel line we see today.
Trisha's creativity reached new heights when she began adding personal touches to her perforated leather chaps, and custom leather vests including cutout inlays of exotic skins, conchos, and unique buckles. Today, her stunning biker riding apparel designs include not only leather chaps, but leather vests, leather half chaps, and leather jackets (using perforated as well as solid leathers.)
Gone are the days of the drab leather attire choices we're used to seeing – Trisha's designs reflect her passion for motorcycle riding, and the desire for stylish, chic, high quality biker riding apparel.