RIMOWA X OFF-WHITE suitcase
Every time we turn around, another OFF-WHITE collaboration turns up. There's no doubt that it's the hottest, most hyped label right now, so you can't really blame designer-of-the-moment DJ and Louis Vuitton's menswear artistic director Virgil Abloh for taking advantage of his popularity. This project with suitcase manufacturer Rimowa which is marking its 120th anniversary is reportedly a study in the emotional connection people have to their belongings and is a commentary on a surveillance culture that is so pervasive our movements are tracked on CCTV and the innocent conversation between two airborne strangers can become fodder for all to view and comment.

Abloh has produced a surreal-looking, hard-sided suitcase which is based on Rimowa's Essential model. The highly TSA-friendly luggage is made from transparent polycarbonate and has black accents on its handles and wheels. The branding on the locks and telescopic handle are unmistakably OFF-WHITE in terms of the lettering and logo. Some thought has been given to shielding those truly intimate items from prying eyes as there is no interior lining: a Flex-Divider system consisting of black bags provide a modicum of privacy. The case features Rimowa's multi-wheel system for optimal manoeuvrability, TSA combination locks and a spare set of wheels in OFF-WHITE's signature orange are included in a transparent amenity case.

The case is available at select Rimowa and OFF-WHITE stores or online.


RIMOWA X OFF-WHITE suitcase
RIMOWA X OFF-WHITE suitcase
RIMOWA X OFF-WHITE suitcase
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