10 Things to Know About Rimowa

From its first streetwear collab with Bape in 2008 to its latest work with Supreme in 2019, here are 10 things to know about luggage maker Rimowa's history.

Supreme Rimowa Suitcase Fall Winter 2019

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Supreme Rimowa Suitcase Fall Winter 2019

Earlier today, Supreme released its second collaboration with German luggage maker Rimowa This time around, Supreme veered away from the black and red suitcases covered with oversized branding, which dropped in 2017, and instead covered the aluminum carry-ons in an archival spiderweb pattern.

Despite its hefty price tag, the project sold out with relative ease. While many fans of streetwear might have become privy to the luuxury luggage brand in recent years through colllaborations with popular labels like Supreme, Virgil Abloh's Off-White, Dior, and Ambush, they might not realize how much history there is behind the name that has recently called some of the biggest brands in fashion its collaborators. 

If you acquired some new luggage this morning or just want a bit of a history lesson, here are 10 things to know about Rimowa. 

The Brand Has Been Around for 120 Years

rimowa luggage

It Was Originally Made From Wood

Rimowa 1937

Its First Waterproof Trunks Were Made for Film Crews and Photographers

Rimowa Tropicana

It Patented the 360 Degree Multiwheel System in 2001

Rimowa Cabin Trolley

BAPE Was its First Streetwear Collab

Bape Rimowa luggage

Rimowa's CEO is 27


Supreme's Collab is Priced Higher that the Original Luggage

Supreme x Rimowa suitcase

Virgil Abloh Calls His Collab a 'Performance Art Piece'

Off White x Rimowa

Supreme Referenced a Design from the '90s for its Latest Collab

Supreme Rimowa Suitcase Fall Winter 2019

It Adopted a More Contemporary Logo in 2018

Rimowa 2018

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