10 Designers Have Reimagined RIMOWA’s Suitcases and Bags
One-of-a-kind pieces from Hood by Air, CLOT, doublet, and more, coming exclusively to HBX.
RIMOWA has an extensive history of bringing designers and creatives from the world of streetwear into its orbit: the LVMH-owned luggage maker has embarked on projects with Virgil Abloh, Kim Jones, Supreme, and even Rihanna, who was the face of a brand campaign earlier this year.
Now, the brand is launching one of its most ambitious collaborative programmes yet: ‘Vol. 1’, a series of exclusive RIMOWA pieces that have been reimagined and reworked by ten global fashion designers. The 26 one-of-a-kind items will be sold exclusively on HBX, with all proceeds being donated to the COVAX Facility, a UNICEF-funded project that supports the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to some of the world’s poorest countries.
The designers involved in the project are a combination of emerging and established names, and represent a cross-section of the industry’s most exciting talents. They are 3.Paradis, About Dreams, Ashley Williams, CLOT, doublet, ENFANTS RICHES DÉPRIMÉS, Hood By Air, MA®KET, Pizzaslime, and Pleasures.
Unsurprisingly, the resultant products each carry the signatures of the designers involved. Every contributor was given complete creative freedom to redesign the pieces – with the only stipulation being that it still had to function as a piece of luggage.
The collection will go on sale on November 22, at 9am EST, exclusively at HBX. Prices range from 1014 € to 3925 € (approx. $1,160 to $4,492 USD). Check back to HYPEBEAST later this week for an up-close look at every one of the designs.