My Rimowa Story: Designer Edit

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Avid travelers and luggage enthusiasts will have heard of German brand Rimowa, which specializes in bags made from aluminium and poly-carbonate. Light but sturdy, they have a signature look and distinctive design that is easily recognizable anywhere.

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The brand recently launched My Rimowa Story: Designer Edit for Pavilion Pitstop, which saw four Malaysian designers putting their own touch to the bags – namely Khoon Hooi, Sereni and Shentel, Izrin Ismail and Johnathan Liang. Pavilion KL’s main atrium was transformed into a runway-cum-exhibition space, while guests mingled with cocktails and canapes.

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Khoon Hooi is a well known name in the local fashion industry. He won the 1997 Asian Young Designer Award in Japan, and even back in my teens, I used to read about him alot in the newspaper.

His Rimowa collection gathers inspiration from his grandmother’s Peranakan heritage. One of the bags features his trademark feathers, while the other…

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