STATE OF THE ART

WITH SCAN­DI­NAVIA AS ITS IN­SPI­RA­TION, TUMI UP­DATES ITS CLAS­SIC TRAVEL PIECES WITH NEW COL­ORS, PAT­TERNS AND FRESH IN­NO­VA­TIVE FEA­TURES

DA MAN - - Brand Story -

What do Scan­di­na­vian de­sign and tumi have in com­mon? in short, it’s min­i­mal­ism and func­tion­al­ity. com­bine the two to­gether and what you have are time­less and prac­ti­cal travel pieces that you’ll cher­ish for a long time. a wor­thy in­vest­ment, if you will. and that is ex­actly what tumi’s fall/ win­ter 2018 col­lec­tion is all about.

tak­ing the scenic vis­tas of Scan­di­navia as in­spi­ra­tion, tumi’s fall/win­ter 2018 col­lec­tion ex­plores the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the tech­ni­cal and the hand­crafted. This sea­son, a set of new col­ors, tex­tures and tones are in­tro­duced. from up­dated cam­ou­flage pat­terns to clas­sic mod­ern­ized flo­rals along with shift­ing con­trasts and plays of tex­ture, the new col­lec­tion adds yet another di­men­sion to tumi’s al­ready ex­ten­sive range—most no­tably, where fash­ion and style are con­cerned. of course, in­no­va­tion shares the same spot­light, as the brand in­tro­duces new de­signs and fea­tures that help en­sure func­tion­al­ity and longevity.

Ta­hoe: The Great Out­doors

Where to start? The back­packs within the ta­hoe col­lec­tion would definit­ley be a good opener to this story. for one, they are eas­ily dis­tin­guished from tumi’s other lines as be­ing clearly de­signed for the out­doors. This fall, the ta­hoe col­lec­tion has been re-in­tro­duced with a dig­i­tal tide print, in­spired by the fa­mous north­ern lights. “So what we thought was, ‘ how do you take some­thing from the north­ern lights and what would it look like if it were ran it through a dig­i­tiz­ing fil­ter?’” ex­plained vic­tor Sanz, tumi’s cre­ative di­rec­tor, of the print. “it be­came this kind of op­ti­cal ef­fect, sim­i­lar to the feel­ing that you’d get when you see the north­ern lights. it be­comes a bit mag­i­cal and keeps you in­trigued.”

The new­est in­car­na­tion of the ta­hoe also adopted a lot of street and out­door cues into its de­sign, es­pe­cially with the use of mixed ma­te­ri­als (polyester and matte ny­lon) as well as util­i­tar­ian de­tails (like the mul­ti­ple frontzip pock­ets that pro­vides quick-stash for small essen­tials). a num­ber of styles within the ta­hoe col­lec­tion (namely the rock­well, lake­view, Westville and for­est flap back­packs) also fea­ture a ded­i­cated wa­ter­proof rain cover. fur­ther­more, the Westville is com­pleted with an elas­tic dual cord strap that can eas­ily hold a jacket or yoga mat. The in­te­rior of all ta­hoe pieces are also no­tably spa­cious, well-or­ga­nized and comes with a sep­a­rate com­part­ment to hold a 15-inch lap­top.

Al­pha Bravo & Lat­i­tude: The Rugged Com­pan­ion

for the al­pha Bravo range, think of it as the more util­i­tar­ian and re­silient op­tion, as the bags from this col­lec­tion are crafted ei­ther

from leather or the ex­tremely—and we mean ex­tremely—durable Bal­lis­tic ny­lon, which is also used for bul­let­proof vests. not to say that the al­pha Bravo bag is bul­let­proof, but you can pretty much get an idea of how tough it is. al­pha Bravo’s util­i­tar­ian edge is also felt through its mod­ern mil­i­tary char­ac­ter­is­tics, like its stand­out gun­metal zip­pers.

This sea­son, the al­pha Bravo is in­tro­duced in three sea­sonal prints: The gray and black char­coal restora­tion, the dom­i­nantly white arc­tic restora­tion and the re­flec­tive green tun­dra. The al­pha Bravo also comes in a new style, the tyn­dall, fea­tur­ing a zip-around top flap clo­sure and one wa­ter­proof side pocket. other lines within the al­pha Bravo range, like the colum­bus and new­port util­ity pouch, mean­while, are up­dated with added tweaks. in par­tic­u­lar, it com­bines style and func­tion by al­low­ing the pouch to be worn in three dif­fer­ent ways, ei­ther as a waist pack, a cross body bag or a nifty sling bag.

in the lug­gage depart­ment, the lat­i­tude col­lec­tion show­cases the same spirit as the al­pha Bravo, set­ting it­self apart as tumi’s most durable light­weight hard­side case. due to the use of Self-re­in­forced poly-propy­lene (Srpp Bal­lis­tic), a ma­te­rial that’s also used in bul­let­proof gear, the lat­i­tude col­lec­tion is both im­pact-re­sis­tant and light­weight. as a mat­ter of fact, the outer shape of the lug­gage can ac­tu­ally bend and flex it­self in re­sponse to any changes in its sur­round­ings.

19 De­gree: Sculp­tural Beauty

fi­nally, there are also the 19 de­gree alu­minum lug­gage pieces—tumi’s more el­e­gant and lux­u­ri­ous of­fer­ings. Born out of the idea of hav­ing a sculp­ture you can travel with, tumi’s 19 de­gree fea­tures a fluid-look­ing in­te­rior that is ex­cep­tion­ally strik­ing from all an­gles. its in­te­rior, too, has been em­bossed with a di­a­mond pat­tern that com­ple­ments its ex­te­rior.

in line with the mood of fall, the tumi 19 de­gree col­lec­tion has been en­hanced with a ro­man­tic em­ber color. more mag­nif­i­cent and sump­tu­ous, though, is the lim­ited-edi­tion fall fo­liage pat­tern, which uses a multi-color an­odiz­ing ef­fect that per­fectly har­mo­nize with its wave-like ex­te­rior. all in all, it makes the tumi 19 de­gree lug­gage a much more per­sonal and emo­tive travel ac­ces­sory. and isn’t that a good tes­ta­ment to ex­cep­tional crafts­man­ship? Avail­able at Tumi stores in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali

“The Lat­i­tude col­lec­tion echoes a sim­i­lar spirit as the Al­pha Bravo, set­ting it­self apart as Tumi’s most durable light­weight hard­side case”

Clock­wise from top left tumi’s al­pha bravo col­lec­tion; 19 de­gree alu­minum Lug­gage in Fall Fo­liage and Em­ber; Lat­i­tude Col­lec­tion op­po­site page tumi’s ta­hoe Lake­view back­pack in dig­i­tal tide print

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