IMAGE: @ADMGNG FOR BAGAHOLICBOY
Is it too soon for yet another Rimowa collab? According to the higher powers, apparently not, because this is your first look at Virgil Albloh’s soon-to-be-released collaboration with the LVMH-owned German luggage-maker. And whilst there’s no word on the official release date or its prices (coz, tease, you know), this is what you should know.
There will be a pair of transparent polycarbonate suitcases, one reading “PERSONAL”, and the other “BELONGINGS”, with Virgil Abloh quoted as saying the following. ‘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.’
Confused? Or truly enlightened? Honestly, it doesn’t matter because come launch date these will be sold out faster than you can spell h-y-p-e in full. Really.
UPDATE: 7 JUNE 2018
This can’t be verified as yet but a tip suggests that the retail price of this luggage (one size only) to be at EUR850. And it will be launched on 25 June 2018 at selected Rimowa and Off-White boutiques. Happy hunting.
Images: @admgng for Bagaholicboy & Rimowa