Two Luxury Icons Team Up for an Exclusive Collection


TUMI and Missoni blend function and fashion together in their first ever eye-catching collab

Have you been as excited as we are in watching the world slowly re-open its doors to tourism? In part of these exciting developments, two beloved outgoing trademarks look to celebrate a shared appreciation for functional travel pieces with excellent designs through a much-awaited collab. Announced last August 26, 2021, leading international travel and lifestyle brand TUMI marked its foray into women’s luxury as they partnered with Italian heritage brand Missoni to launch an exclusive collection of bags, hard cases, and travel accessories. Offering a balanced mix of durability and style, those looking to cap their vacay OOTDs with fashion-forward luggage will surely swoon over this collection.

A heritage of luxe

Since 1975, TUMI has created some of the best world-class business, travel, and performance luxury essentials in the market as they aim to upgrade, optimize, and beautify all aspects of your life on the move. Since then, it has been committed to perfecting the journey, whatever and wherever that may be. This passion for flawless functionality and ingenuity is a direct reflection to the mission of Italian luxury brand Missoni, an icon that has been at the forefront of international fashion since 1953. Known for ushering a revolution in knitwear fashion, Maison Missoni is a household name in luxury that will always have its place in the world stage of design.


The Varese-New York connection

This exciting collab happened when TUMI’s teams were traveling between Italy and New York in search of the perfect archival pattern that complemented the brand’s popular Voyageur collection. Selecting Missoni’s signature zigzags for its vibrancy and rust undertone, this bold take on the print gives off a dazzling illusion of texture that you won’t see anywhere else.

Composed of nine distinct pieces, the Tumi x Missoni Collection comes just in time for a lot of us looking to make a luggage upgrade for all the trips we’ve been dreaming about for the past two years. 

The crowning piece of the collection is the International Expandable 4: a wheeled Carry-On protected by the durable and lightweight Tegris® case which is made of the same material that makes TUMI’s Tegra Lite®. Equipped with built-in USB ports to help you stay connected on the go, the International Expandable 4 sports elegant gold-toned accents that complement Missoni’s color palette.

The collection also boasts a few premium takes on Voyageur favorites, which include the Anna Sling, the Carson Backpack, and packable Just In Case® Tote. Ready for everyday use and travel alike, the lightweight nylon makes these essentials easy to carry, while the uncanny organization they offer will allow them to be in your constant rotation. 

Missoni’s colorful print adds a bold Italian touch to TUMI’s travel accessories, making them easy to spot inside your bag or as you circle the luggage claim, while the must-have Triangle Pouch returns to bring the best in versatility and convenience.

This blending of Missoni’s Italian savoir-faire with TUMI DNA has birthed a unique collection that manages to carve its own place in the fashion scene. More than just about travel, the collab comes as a true celebration of the marriage of fashion and function; a powerful blend that offers gorgeous pieces that you will love to carry as you embark towards your first post-pandemic destination.

The TUMI x Missoni Collection will be available at select TUMI stores at TUMI Ayala Greenbelt 5, TUMI Power Plant, TUMI Shangri-la Plaza, TUMI Podium, and TUMI Ayala Center Cebu. For the latest updates, join TUMI’s Official Viber Community and visit them at their official website.

GUESS’s Latest Collab Is the All-Smiles Aesthetic of the Summer


The GUESS x FriendsWithYou Capsule Collection was built for the spring fever, but we believe rocking it under the summer sun will feel just as breezy

Guess Greater China Brand Ambassador Oho Ou

GUESS is pulling out all the stops for its latest campaign with art collaborative FriendsWithYou. While the all-smiles collection was tailored for the Californian springtime, we can’t help but be reminded of an ardently warmer, but equally blissful vacation season on this side of the planet, at this time of the year. Let’s unravel the chic summer wardrobe that we can finally assemble with GUESS’s freshest team-up of 2021.

Built For The Heat

Spring is the season of renewal, rebirth, and of course, spring break. These are concepts that the collection embodies tactfully in its plucky use of childlike colors and kidswear-inspired designs. In this manner, the #GUESSxFriendsWithYou collection also manages to mirror the traits of spring’s warmer cousin, summer—well, the Phillippine summer to be exact. Don’t believe us? Here are a couple of quirks we found.

This baby yellow Cloud Tote fits as a matchable, cute hand-carry for your next summer trip. Cross your fingers that your next vacation won’t be ordinary, but rather a trip to any of the Philippines’s captivating collection of beaches.

Tagging along this beach escapade concept, this darling pair of rainbow-drenched Striped Shorts is the perfect choice of bottoms to frolic around the white sands with. 

A summer vacation may also mean snuggling at home; controller or remote in-hand, while you blast the cool winds of the air-conditioner on. These cloud-covered hoodies will do the trick in keeping you feeling cozy and looking cool at the same time.

The Trademark Boldness Remains

GUESS is no stranger to campaigns with intrepid statements. In this collaboration, the method to the Los Angeles-based collective’s madness was renewed with more subtle sensibilities.

Guess Greater China Brand Ambassador Oho Ou

Donning the hashtag of #TheLoveCollection, GUESS aims to incorporate the 19-year old collaborative’s powerful positivity philosophy, founded upon the pillars of Magic, Luck, and Friendship. Something noteworthy in this incorporation is that the collection was also able to express the freedom of Philippine summer to a tee. Here are a couple of our favorites that really capture the parallel:

This cartoon-laced Cropped Tee and Camp Shirt made us reminisce of the giddy, innocent bliss that every child felt in their stomach whenever school had ended in April.

The clouds and rainbows adorning this Tie-Dye Baby Tee, on the other hand, may symbolize the seasonal transitions of spring; but to us, it also captivates the untainted joy of playgrounds.

Taking Collabs To The Next Level

From 88rising to Blackpink, GUESS has placed itself at the forefront of fashion’s blurred borders with music and art, being unafraid to create entire collections that represent underground cultures like no other. With J Balvin suiting up for GUESS once again, this collab doubles down even further on the loose, groovy swagger that the Colombian reggaeton star’s signature sounds ooze in. This is no less visible with this dreamy Tie-Dye Crewneck & Jogger combination.

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This Stripe Logo Patch Tee not only looks like the perfect T-shirt for a hangout with your friends, but it also reminds us of the iconic tees brandished in GUESS’s first collaboration with New York rapper A$AP Rocky.

With a complete collection that yet again stretches the boundaries of streetwear creativity, GUESS establishes its foothold yet again in what has been a dynamic era in streetwear for 2021.

The GUESS x FriendsWithYou will launch this summer, and will be available at all GUESS stores nationwide and at the GUESS online store. To stay up to date, follow GUESS over at their Instagram and Facebook pages.