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'The Business of Fashion'/ OFF-WHITE x RIMOWA
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OFF-WHITE x RIMOWA
OFF-WHITE x RIMOWA
OFF-WHITE x RIMOWA

Brand: OFF-WHITE x RIMOWA

Season: SS18

Key Pieces: The sturdy, transparent polycarbonate suitcases will be the perfect companion for any short trip or long-haul flight.

Release Date: The cases were available starting June 25 in Europe. The US and Asia see a July 2 release date.

Buy: Select OFF-WHITE and RIMOWA stores and online

Price: €850 (approximately $990)

Editor’s Notes: Ahead of the hotly anticipated release of RIMOWA’s forthcoming OFF-WHITE collab, the brand commissioned director Frank Lebon to create a two minute short film that follows a young woman on her travels and explores what goes into her “personal belongings.” The video, which you can view below, was produced by Camera Club and gives us a closer look at how people may be using the RIMOWA x OFF–WHITE luggage cases upon release.

The transparent luggage case was available at select OFF-WHITE and RIMOWA outlets as of June 25, with an initial release in Europe. Before its debut, the collaborative piece was revealed at the OFF-WHITE menswear show at Paris Fashion Week on June 20. It costs €850 (approximately $990).

Speaking to The Business of Fashion, Virgil Abloh explained the concept behind the transparent design. “It’s like 3.0 of personalization. It’s not just putting your initials on it, but allowing another layer to come in play,” he said. “There’s an emotional component to owning [the suitcase] and you become a performance art piece just by using the thing. It’s like putting your items on display and rethinking the premise of a product.”

Browse some images above, then check the list of retailers stocking the OFF-WHITE x RIMOWA luggage case below.

RIMOWA Stores

New York and Los Angeles, USA
Harrods, London, UK
Le Bon Marché, Paris, France
La Rinascente, Milan, Italy
Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

RIMOWA Wholesale Partners

RIMOWA
24 Sèvres
WeChat Pop-up Store

OFF-WHITE Stores

TBC

Next, check out highlights from Dior’s star-studded SS19 show here.

Not NYC, not LA.

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