German brand Rimowa has enlisted 10 fashion talents to reinterpret some of its most iconic luggage items. Enfants Riches Déprimés and Hood by Air are among the labels signed up for the collaboration, which will be sold off to benefit COVAX, an initiative aiming to ensure equitable access to covid-19 vaccination in as many as 200 countries.
After going unused for months, many suitcases returned to service in the summer, for short or long trips, inspiring a host of designers around the world. The Rimowa brand, known for its luggage and its many travel-themed accessories, is launching a project with several fashion brands for the holiday season, inviting labels to customize some of its most iconic pieces, including the Original and Classic suitcases, reports Women's Wear Daily (WWD).
And while Rimowa has called on established brands like Hood by Air and Enfants Riches Déprimés, it has also signed up rising talents whose creations are sure to make an impression. 3.Paradis, About Dreams, Ashley Williams, Clot, Doublet and Pleasures are among the labels that have drawn on imagination and creativity to transform Rimowa luggage into real works of art.
The specialist website WWD states that this major collaboration will take the form of 26 pieces, including one creation -- a suitcase and backpack cover -- that transforms into a sweatshirt. The pieces will be presented at an event in New York, November 18, before being offered for sale on Hypebeast's HBX platform, November 22.
Dubbed "Vol. 1," the collection will be sold to benefit the COVAX initiative, working to ensure equitable access to covid-19 vaccination.