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.