It’s no secret that luggage maker Rimowa can fast track your cool cred when it comes to lifestyle accessories. One just needs to look at its hyped-out collaboration with brands like Dior and Moncler Genius and designers like Virgil Abloh for proof. That, and the release of its eyewear line and trendy Rimowa Personal and Never Still accessories lines.
This month, the German brand is taking another of its friend from the fashion scene on a not-to-be-missed journey. Roping in London-based accessories label Chaos, Rimowa has created a limited-edition line of suitcases and travel accoutrements that highlights the former’s knack for Pop Art-infused designs.
Lila Moss stars in the Rimowa X Chaos campaign
Central to the collection are glossy Rimowa Essential Cabin suitcases – available in two colourways of bright yellow and white or cactus green and black – that look like they’ve been doused in dripping paint.
Chaos’ co-founders Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall have also designed what is bound to be essential for all practical travellers when borders finally open for most of us: a utilitarian pocketed harness that you can strap outside your suitcase which is reported to be inspired by a bomber jacket.
According to Chaos co-founders Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, the harness they designed for Rimowa is a must-have piece from the collection as it is “our answer to the many challenges of travelling”.
As the designers point out, they “would be surprised to come across anyone who hasn’t at least once in their life not been able to fit everything into their suitcase on a return journey or not had the stressful moment of digging around an overly stuffed bag to find your passport”.
In this exclusive interview with FEMALE, Stockdale and Lyall share more about their design process, how creativity can redefine travel and why travelling has never been more important than ever.