UPDATE: For those who missed out on the initial release through Supreme’s web and physical stores, you’ll have another chance this Saturday, April 14 at RIMOWA’s worldwide flagships. RIMOWA New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Hong Kong and Toyko will all have them this weekend. For more information, please visit Rimowa’s official site.
After an Instagram teaser revealed the collaboration earlier yesterday, Supreme is confirmed to be working with legacy luggage makers RIMOWA for a logo-centric rework of the Topas suitcase model.
Originally founded in 1898, founder Paul Morszeck initially created suitcases out of wood and leather until 1937 when the first aluminum suitcase was developed. A factory fire left behind the lightweight and fire resistant metallic model to eventually become the brand’s now world-renown and respected Topas suitcase. The brand’s distinctive vertical grooves were added in 1950 after mimicking the construction of commercial aircraft exteriors and now exists as the brand’s signature aesthetic.
For the Supreme x RIMOWA collaboration, the duo partner up to create both custom red and black metallic versions of both the carry-on 45L and check-in 82L sizes. Supreme’s logo prominently adorns both the posterior and anterior facades, while the interiors feature Supreme-branded internal Flex-Divider packing systems. TSA-friendly combination locks, Multiwheel® ball-bearing wheels and step-less telescopic handles provide maximum functionality. The 45L Topas Multiwheel will retail for $1,600 USD (£1,050 GBP) and the 82L Topas Multiwheel for $1,800 USD (£1,150 GBP).
The Supreme x RIMOWA collaboration collection will release online and in the NY, Brooklyn, LA, London and Paris stores on April 12. Japan will see an April 14 release. To learn more about RIMOWA, CEO Alexandre Arnault breaks down the brand’s contemporary relevance.