Remember when Rimowa partnered with Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) earlier this year? Together, the duo unveiled the Essential Cabin Suitcase in white gloss, one that was sold along with a pair of sunglasses, a beach towel, sticker sets, as well as an exclusive luggage tag crafted especially for the collaboration. While those were limited-edition and no longer available for sale, you can now look forward to the upcoming Eyewear Collection by Rimowa, a chic selection of sunglasses that are part of the German luggage manufacturer’s permanent line-up.
You can see this eyewear collection as an extension of Rimowa’s current lifestyle trajectory, aimed to give the fans more options when it comes to their favourite luggage brand. The inaugural eyewear collection will start with two unisex lines, the Rimowa Bridge and the Rimowa Rim, each coming in classic silhouettes like Pantos, Pilot and Square, with options in traditional and coloured reflective lenses. If you’re wondering about the inspiration behind the collection, just do a close-up of the pieces, and you will notice that the frames are inspired by early aviation and travel, with their signature aluminium grooves noticeably visible at the sides.
Sleek and sublime are just some of the words you can use to describe the collection, and you will also be pleased to know that the sunglasses are surprisingly lightweight and comfortable while safeguarding your eyes from potential UV damage. Prices start from SGD450 for the Rimowa Rim (crafted from acetate) line and SGD480 for the Rimowa Bridge (identified by industrial-grade rivets and assembled by pins) line, which will be arriving in boutiques from 9 July 2020. Each pair will be sold together with its very own Rimowa-branded protective case/pouch so that you can take it easily with you on your travels near and far. Because once you are allowed to travel, everyone will definitely be travelling near and far.