Rimowa has unveiled the second installment of its collaboration with Fendi.
The sleek aluminum cabin trolley, launched last November, will go on sale this month in two new colors, blue and red. The earlier black-and-yellow version was featured in Fendi's travel-themed men's ready-to-wear show in January.
Like its predecessor, the case displays the double F logo with a brushed effect, which changes depending on the light, as well as Cuoio Romano leather handles on the top and side, and a web belt that runs across the case. A new leather Airbag charm, shaped like a paper airplane, has Fendi's signature Bag Bugs eyes.
The novelty is that the cases will be among the first to feature Rimowa's new visual identity, unveiled earlier this year to coincide with the brand's 120th anniversary. Personalization options include stickers and a customizable leather name tag that snaps onto the external belt.
Fendi, which like Rimowa belongs to French conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, was the first brand to collaborate with the German luggage maker following the arrival of luxury scion Alexandre Arnault as chief executive officer.
Rimowa has also made limited-edition suitcases with Supreme, Off-White and graphic design duo M/M Paris. — JOELLE DIDERICH her mother posed for the campaign. She is currently the face of Guess, shot by Claudia and
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“Muse understands my vision for the future and that I do not fit into a box,” said Basinger-Baldwin.
“She has grown up in the spotlight and now is the time to make a mark in the global fashion industry,” said Conor Kennedy, founder of Muse Management.
— LISA LOCKWOOD vases housing Boboli Garden's collection of 500 citrus trees dating back to the end of the
“We are very happy with the progress of the works and it's great to see the first result of this project,” said Gucci president and chief executive officer Marco Bizzarri, who attended the guided tour. “Over the last year, Florence has been at the center of many of our activities and I think we gave it a remarkable attention.”
Along with financing the restoration of the Boboli Gardens, Gucci last year hosted its resort 2018 runway show at the city's Palatine Gallery, unveiled the Gucci Garden project in the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia in January and inaugurated its ArtLab new industrial hub capped in Scandicci, a stone's throw from Florence, last April. — ALESSANDRA TURRA joined the company in the first place,” Grevy said. “Our intent is to continue to strengthen our business across all our markets through new innovations. The ambition is also to create operational leverage and efficiencies across the full value chain. I am looking forward to working with the team to achieve further successes in the years to come.”
Gant was founded in New Haven, Conn., by Bernard Gantmacher and his wife, and for the past decade or more it has been more popular overseas than it has been in the U.S. Since 2008, it has been controlled by the family-owned Swiss company Maus Frères — which also owns Lacoste and Aigle.
Three years ago, Gant had a presence in 70 countries with 552 stores and 4,000 points of sale. Its net sales in 2014 were $1 billion. — JEAN E. PALMIERI
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The Rimowa and Fendi suitcase.