13k FOR A SEE-THROUGH SUIT­CASE

Sunday Times - - Travel -

Hot on the heels of last year’s naked pop-up res­tau­rant craze, a lux­ury travel brand has re­leased a quirky new carry-on suit­case that is en­tirely trans­par­ent.

The limited-edi­tion case is the re­sult of a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Ger­man lug­gage maker Ri­mowa and the Ital­ian streetwear la­bel Off-White.

It may seem an odd choice in which to stow some un­der­wear and toi­letries, but its mak­ers de­scribe it as a “brazen, yet play­ful re­sponse to to­day’s ob­ses­sive talk of the pri­vacy cul­ture of sur­veil­lance and anonymity.”

Called the Ri­mowa x Off-White Cabin Mul­ti­wheel, the case, made of poly­car­bon­ate with a see-through trunk and black-ac­cented han­dle and wheels, costs €850 (R13 500).

For the sake of aes­theti­cism, it has no in­te­rior lin­ing, but does come with black, re­mov­able bags for more mod­est pack­ing

— so you can still keep your undies out of view.

Its de­signer, Vir­gil Abloh, says it came out of “an ex­per­i­men­ta­tion where we stud­ied trav­el­ling and one’s emo­tional con­nec­tion to one’s per­sonal be­long­ings”.

It was set to roll down the run­way this week at Off-White’s show in Paris and can be or­dered from tomorrow at

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