Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Samsonite Black Label by Alexander McQueen

A pound for a penny you’re addicted to style, exquisite details, and travelling. Keep reading if this still fits into your description. So, like us, you’re probably thrilled reading about the new Samsonite bags; an 11-series collection which Alexander McQueen has been working on over the last six months. The collaboration, which symbols a conservative-meets-liberal constallation, has been known to raise a few eye brows over the designer's general fashion design direction. Has McQueen been forced to sacrifice design over practicality? As the 11 pieces are released in shops in early 2007, McQueen has been assuring that his designer statement is both visibly appealing as well as memorable.

“For his first collaboration with Samsonite, he molded one of the suitcases he created around the cast of a human rib cage. Rumour tells us he also dragged a stuffed crocodile into his first meeting with the brand's executives so they could re-create the animal's armour in leather for one of the suitcases. “The rib cage holds everything inside your body — the heart, lungs and soul — while your bag also holds everything that's important to you,” said McQueen. “This is the way I work, having that twist,” added McQueen. “There's also a slightly sick side to it — it's like having a body in a bag.” (ed. note: No shit, Sherlock)

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Blogger marinamode said...

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Marina (from France)

6:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like the alligator one much more than the rib cage, as i think the novelty would wear off fairly quickly (and would clearly date itself, as i am in no financial condition to buy new luggage with each passing season). also, the image of mcq schlepping an alligator into an executive meeting is downright hilarious

5:56 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like the alligator bag, and i like concept of the ribcage.

9:50 am  
Anonymous strawroot said...

This suitcase is so cool. but it's not economic friendly. Not many people can actually afford a samsonite suitcase. The suitcase reminded me another brand which has designs of ladybird, giraffe or tortoise prints on the suitcase. They are so cute. but pricey as well. i can only afford something like this

1:48 pm  
Anonymous Sahara said...

I think this luggage is great if you have a private plane, or are traveling by boat. Otherwise, the baggage handlers at airports really don't give a damn. I own luggage by Tumi, and I am thankful for its design and sturdiness.

I've seen people hold back tears when they've seen their expensive luggage come round on the caruosel. It's shocking. I believe baggage handlers get a sadistic glee from abusing luggage.

9:46 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can't seem to find a way to purchase the rib cage bag....loked everywhere on the net...not on the samsonite website...anyone know how to get one??

11:48 am  
Anonymous samsonite carry on luggage said...

interesting design I've allways enjoyed samsonite carry on luggage

4:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this designer came up with a very unique design. i like the alligator print and will purchase soon.

12:59 pm  

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