RIMOWA x ALEX ISRAEL
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Alex Israel is the latest creative to collaborate with the LVMH-owned, German-based travel company RIMOWA. As with the brand’s existing roster of partnerships, which includes everyone from Off-White’s Virgil Abloh – who redesigned a RIMOWA Essential Suitcase by way of an entirely transparent shell – and Streetwear behemoth Supreme - whose black and red suitcases outfitted in bold white text mimicked the brand’s famous Barbara Kruger-inspired logo – Israel’s two unique designs draw directly from the distinct color palettes of his paintings “Sky Backdrop” and “Untitled (Flat)”.
A west coast native, Israel sought inspiration from the vibrant sunrise and sunset over his beloved city of Los Angeles for his reimagining of the iconic RIMOWA suitcases. Each design’s signature gradient was achieved through innovative printing techniques, and includes vibrant color-matching wheels, custom luggage lining and a set of exclusive luggage tags. These limited edition designs – which go on sale June 13th in select stores and online at RIMOWA.com – are must have travel accessories for any forthcoming summer excursion.