June 2018


RIMOWA continues to mark its 120th anniversary by staying squarely focused on the future. Today, the modern luxury travel brand is pleased to announce the much-anticipated collaboration with Italian streetwear label OFF-WHITE and the release of a one-of-a-kind product. 

Founded in Milan in 2013, OFF-WHITE is the brainchild of American fashion designer, DJ and Louis Vuitton's menswear artistic director, Virgil Abloh.

In their first collaboration together, the two brands have created a distinctively original transparent polycarbonate carry-on case. Its accented black handles, wheels and labelling on the locks and telescopic handle are characteristically and unmistakably OFF-WHITE in the way it adopts branding detailing into its visual language. A brazen, yet playful response to today’s obsessive talk of privacy culture of surveillance and anonymity, the transparent design keenly hones in on the now and the next.

Virgil Abloh adds: “This collaboration was an experimentation where we studied traveling and one's emotional connection to their own “personal belongings”. This Project had been in the works for a while and now the accumulation of various ideas from over a long period of time will be released to the world. I have an affinity for a brand as authentic and longstanding as Rimowa and I enjoyed the task of bringing new ideas to that equation.”

A brand all about creating the covetable from the mundane, OFF-WHITE has banked on irony. And while this case’s size is based on the RIMOWA Essential model, due to its transparent design the RIMOWA X OFF-WHITE case has no interior lining and instead includes the Flex-Divider system in black and customized bags for more efficient – and modest – packing. Each transparent hard case is fitted with RIMOWA‘s silent Multiwheel system for optimum manoeuvrability, TSA combination locks, and an exclusive transparent amenity kit with an additional set of wheels in OFF-WHITE orange that further emphasizes the overarching concept of the special edition case.

The suitcase will be premiered on June 20th during OFF-WHITE’s men fashion show in Paris. Select friends of the brands will be gifted personalized black aluminium cases emblazoned with the OFF-WHITE style label “Personal Belongings”.

Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase a RIMOWA x OFF-WHITE case of their own from June 25th in select RIMOWA & Off-White Stores, on rimowa.com (Europe), at select wholesale partners, and in a pop-up store on wechat.

RIMOWA Stores in Việt Nam:

-           Store 1: Hotel de l'opéra, 29 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem, Hà Nội, Tel: (024) 3.923.0888

-           Store 2: Hotel Caravelle, Dist.1, TP. HCM, Tel: (028) 3.827.6108

-           Store 3: Hotel Sheraton, 88 Đong Khoi St, Dist.1, TP.HCM, Tel:( 028 3822 5034)

Website: http://www.rimowa.com




RIMOWA is a global leader in the premium luggage space. The brand, which was founded in 1898 revolutionized the travel industry in 1937 with its iconic aluminium trunk, and was the first company to produce suitcases made out of polycarbonate in 2000. Celebrating its 120th anniversary, RIMOWA continues to create suitcases for purposeful travellers, placing quality and innovation at its core. Its suitcases, which are designed and engineered in a RIMOWA owned factory in Germany, are the product of a unique manufacturing process that combines heritage and craftsmanship with the rigors of modern technology. RIMOWA was acquired by the LVMH Group in January 2017 and is headquartered in Cologne, Germany.


Firmly rooted in the current, OFF-WHITE sardonically threatens the stubborn boarders between the worlds of streetwear and high fashion. The brand excels at infusing their collections with timely inspirations ranging from the graphic lines of a Mies van der Rohe to typography and contemporary prints. It provides a ready-to-wear wardrobe that reflects luxury as it is lived today. Now, together with RIMOWA, they’re on to rethinking design in travel.