Famed for its signature aluminium cases, the insta-popular brand founded in 1898 in Germany (and loved by Bella Hadid and Rihanna to name a few) has been on a huge rise since luxury conglomerate LVMH acquired the brand in 2016 and appointed 26-year-old Alexandre Arnault as new co-CEO— LVMH’s largest investment since buying Loro Piana in 2013.
Ever since, Arnault brought his love for streetwear at the forefront of his strategy, launching a myriad of limited edition collaborations, literally turning Rimowa’s suitcases into one of the most coveted lifestyle status symbols.
To celebrate the opening of Rimowa’s first Dubai location, we rounded up our 5 favourite Rimowa collaborations.
Off-White x Rimowa
While it might sound scary to wear a transparent clear bag, designer Virgil Abloh showed the whole world it’s totally on point with his now cult see-through adaptation.
Supreme x Rimowa
The skate brand perfectly revamped the suitcase adding its signature logo in huge letters, showing once again that you can’t go wrong with logomania.
Fendi x Rimowa
The iconic collaboration presented a chic but modern re-imagination of the suitcase, with the emblematic double F logo subtly apparent.
Alex Israel x Rimowa
Inspired by multimedia artist Alex Israel’s hometown of Los Angeles, the collaboration presented a pastel-coloured suitcase, perfect for a dreamy escape.
Olafur Eliasson x Rimowa
Danish artist Olafur Eliasson teamed up with the brand and designed a collection of exclusive stickers inspired by nature, with all profits going to Little Sun, a charity promoting solar energy.