TUMI Collaborates with Streetwear Label PUBLIC SCHOOL for New Collection


If you are a fashion-loving jetsetter, travel accessory brand TUMI and American contemporary streetwear label PUBLIC SCHOOL have just given you a new reason to smile.

The two brands have joined hands to come up with a new six-piece collection that features the PUBLIC SCHOOL design aesthetics, including the signature monochromatic colour which the streetwear label is known for.

New York designers Chow Dao-Yi and Maxwell Osborne are the brains behind PUBLIC SCHOOL. The duo drew inspiration and energy from their hometown of New York City, and have injected it into the collaborative collection which includes a 21” carry-on and 24” check-in wheeled bag, travel satchel, backpack, day tote and dopp kit. The wheeled pieces are crafted from TUMi’s own Tegris® material in Black Graphite with a laser-cut netting overlay, creating a weave pattern effect on the exterior of the cases.


The overlay of materials is based on an architectural idea of mimicking the weave of a garment and applying it to manmade material. This pattern, featured throughout the collection, is infused into the hardware and luggage tags of the day bags and accessories, as well as the 2-D effect on the bottom of the travel satchel. Nylon and leather are incorporated into the day bags and dopp kit, while the tote, described by the PUBLIC SCHOOL duo as the ‘quintessential bag’ was designed in leather and suede.

Each piece in the collection bears a “PUBLIC SCHOOL x TUMI” embossed story patch on the interior lining as well as a rubber tassel inspired by the key chains and “strings” that hung from the designer’s backpacks in high school.

The PUBLIC SCHOOL x TUMI collection will be sold exclusively from September 2015 at TUMI collection stores, Tumi Takashimaya S.C., Tumi Mandarin Gallery, Tumi Marina Bay Sands, as well as the online Tumi store.


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Katherine Goh is the managing editor and co-founder of Asia 361. On days when she is not writing, she spends her time dreaming of becoming a travel photographer. For editorial matters, she can be reached at email: [email protected].

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