RIMOWA is in a league of its own when it comes to collaborations in the luxury luggage space. The brand had partnered up with streetwear giant Supreme, luxury fashion house Fendi, and most recently, released a collection with Dior Men that had us lusting for its Personals case—a miniature aluminium luggage that's used as a crossbody accessory.
Taking things a step further this year, RIMOWA has collaborated with California-based brand Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) for its first stab into the eyewear category. The collaboration consists of six pairs of sunglasses, two luggage sticker sets, and a limited-edition RIMOWA x Garrett Leight California Optical Essential cabin suitcase.
The latter is what captures the idea behind the collaboration exceptionally. Instead of just focusing on product, the RIMOWA x GLCO collaboration is more of a lifestyle collaboration—the coming together of two brands for a unified lifestyle centred around travel. Each RIMOWA x GLCO Essential cabin suitcase contains a pair of RIMOWA x GLCO gold sunglasses, a beach towel, a pack of surf wax, the luggage sticker sets, and a leather luggage tag. In other words, all the accessories you'd need for that beach getaway.
At SGD1,640, the RIMOWA x GLCO Essential cabin suitcase is a pretty sweet deal, considering that the standard Essential cabin suitcase will set you back SGD940 and a pair of RIMOWA x GLCO sunglasses is priced at SGD600.
But if this is one collaboration you're not fond of at the moment, here are some others to consider.
Leather dock wireless charger by Native Union x Berluti (SGD1,300)
A sleek, luxurious addition to your new work desk at home. What better time to start sprucing up your personal space to make working from home a more conducive environment?
Cotton and polyester hoodie by Rick Owens x Champion (approximately SGD560 each via MATCHESFASHION)
Rick Owens isn't exactly an easy brand to pull off. But its collaboration with Champion is something that one who's not particularly inclined to looking like a goth ninja can easily incorporate.
If anything, this collaboration with artist David Kramer will make you think twice before pulling out your credit card or cash for every impulse purchase.
Suede and denim 1300 sneakers by New Balance x Levi's (SGD359 each)
Sneaker collaborations are a dime a dozen nowadays. This particular design by New Balance and Levi's captures the essences of both brands quite seamlessly, that it hardly seems forced.
Pocketable pull-over blouson by Uniqlo and JW Anderson (SGD59.90 each)
We love collaborations that take elements from each brand and pushes the limits of creativity and innovation. A refreshed classic that's been updated to be packable into a palm-sized pack? What's not to love?
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