When it comes to luggage that looks as good as it functions, German luxury brand Rimowa has, since the late 19th century, clinched a spot for itself among those who value prestige as much as timeless style.
In 2020, Rimowa paid creative homage to that history with its Personal collection—shrunken versions of its iconic suitcases, with their signature shape and ridged detailing. In a marriage of form and function, Rimowa met the tiny bag trend, and in a time of border closures and safety restrictions, fed the wanderlust of the stylish woman (or man) always on the move.
This year, it added a sling clutch and a hand clutch to this unisex collection. Crafted in a lightweight aluminium shell, these durable and versatile designs give a stylish nod to travel.
Mix and match in abandon
A style that reads versatility from the get go, the Aluminium Personal Sling Clutch, which is designed to be worn over the shoulder or across the body, will instantly elevate the most casual of looks. The streamlined shell in matte, grooved aluminium opens to reveal two card slots and a space that comfortably fits a phone, house keys, and even a passport; a mechanical closure keeps all that secure. A nod to both travel and where it’s made, the adjustable strap is emblazoned, in jacquard, with the coordinates of Rimowa’s historic Cologne home.
Rack up style points by wearing it with tailored separates for a city-chic slant, or add a touch of sport-luxe to your everyday wear. Choose between silver with a grey webbed strap and black with a matching leather strap for an easy update to your brunch casuals. Consider carrying it as a clutch by removing the detachable straps.
Take things in your hands
Mirroring the same streetwear aesthetic is the Aluminium Hand Clutch. Fitted with an open compartment and a single card slot, it comes with a detachable wrist strap that frees up your hands while keeping your essentials safe and within reach. Alongside the versatile all-black and silver-grey colourways, the Hand Clutch comes in a lovely blush hue that lends a softness to any look—from corporate to laid-back to dressy and everything in between.
Play up your look with the additional strap options available such as cactus green and orange for the Aluminium Sling Clutch and the coral option for the Aluminium Hand Clutch. No matter your style or fancy, the well-designed practicality of Rimowa’s Personal collection and its 2021 iterations will fit right in with everything in your wardrobe—and your everyday.
Photography Cher Him
Styling Desmond Lim
Hair and make-up Lydia Thong/Makeup Entourage using Keune Haircosmetics and MAC Cosmetics
Models Eddie Zhang and Ralina Rakipova/Ave Management;
Photographer’s assistant Zhan Hong
Stylist’s assistant Joey Tan
Find out more about Rimowa’s Personal collection on rimowa.com