We have all been there, standing at the baggage carousel watching as an endless procession of black box-like suitcases make their way down — wondering, “which of these almost-identical bags is mine?” Some savvy travellers will add a little flourish to their handle, a spot-me technique in the form of a decorative ribbon or dangling padlock. But the savviest of them takes a much chicer approach, investing in a designer suitcase that, in its design is not only covetable, but extremely unique.
Enter Rimowa, the luxury German brand whose signature aluminium polycarbonate shells, which can be spotted a mile away, will never leave you in peril of a case of mistaken luggage identity.
For its latest collaboration, the label has unveiled a surprise capsule with Dior set to arrive ahead of the French maison’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection at the re-opening of Shibuya PARCO on November 22, and that will soon be available online for pre-order for those outside of Japan. True luggage connoisseurs though will have already seen the pieces which originally debuted at Paris Men’s Fashion Week in June and premiered to the public in late October at a dazzling pop-up inside the new Champs-Elysées Dior boutique.
Created together with Kim Jones, Dior Men’s Artistic Director, the luxurious range blends together a delicate fusion of old and new, bringing Kim’s streetwear-influenced aesthetic to life in Rimowa’s signature statement-making models. Forged with expert craftsmanship and technical innovation, the line incorporates Dior’s seasonal colours as well as the emblematic Dior Oblique, one of the house’s iconic signature motifs that dates back to 1967.
The series of baggage models includes a Hand Case, a revival of the brand’s vintage “Piccolo” case from the early 90s; a crossbody Personal Case; as well as the Cabin, a new take on the iconic Rimowa original in Dior’s seasonal colours.
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Text by Dina Kabbani