Travel and lifestyle brand TUMI have announced their latest addition to their lifestyle range with a dynamic limited-edition luggage collection in collaboration with Oklahoma City Thunder Point Guard and 2017 NBA MVP, Russell Westbrook.
Westbrook, known for his ferocity on the court, as well as his generosity to his community and bold fashion sense, designed the collection to captivate travelers and athletes alike. Working hand in hand to design the collection with the TUMI team, Westbrook wanted to blend the brand’s functionality and technical innovation with his own fashionable flair.
“I couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with TUMI, a brand that I have been a loyal user of for years. I’ve always enjoyed the process of transforming an idea through the design process, and the creative team at TUMI really executed my vision. I’m proud to share the functional and stylistic collection we’ve created together with people all over the world.” – Russell Westbrook
Looking to their existing collections for inspiration, he two conceived a six-piece collection of the brand’s high-performance ballistic nylon in a tonal red camouflage featuring black leather accents throughout the assortment.
The TUMI x Westbrook collection is made up of an International Carry-on, Double Expansion Travel Satchel, both the Morrison and Warren Backpacks, Jetsetter Tote, Hanging Travel Kit, and the Westbrook Dangler. Each piece within the collection features Westbrook’s personal mantra, “Why Not?” providing a reminder of empowerment and perseverance.
“I’ve very much enjoyed getting to know and work with Russell over the last year—he’s been an incredible supporter of TUMI long before this collaboration ever began, so it’s made the experience in working together that much more enjoyable because he truly understands the product. Russell has been extremely hands-on every step of the way; the respect, professionalism and kindness that he’s showed towards our entire team has been unparalleled.” – Victor Sanz, TUMI Creative Director
The Russell Westbrook Collection, from £135, by TUMI