October 14, 2021
Travel and lifestyle brand TUMI and luxury supercar maker and Formula 1 team McLaren Automotive have unveiled their new lineup of co-created, travel accessories and luggage, expanding upon their debut collection that launched globally earlier this year.
TUMI and McLaren are extending the collaborative range to include small leather goods, outerwear and sleeker silhouettes.
Designed to meet the needs of those who prefer lighter, more compact designs, the pieces are accented throughout with touches from the collaboration's initial launch including carbon fiber and McLaren's signature orange colorway.
"Following the success of our first drop with McLaren, we remain in everlasting pursuit of best-in-class design excellence,” says Victor Sanz, creative director, TUMI. Our incredible journey as collaborators evolved as we explored ways in which we could further develop the collection. As a result, we purposely set out to ensure we were connecting with all levels of customers this season. Our shared goal is to give everyone an opportunity to engage with this amazing collaboration."
Key pieces of the collection include The Halo backpack, a molded front panel, a padded sleeve that can hold up to a 14-inch laptop and a built-in USB port for on-the-go recharging. It is accented with carbon fiber, orange highlights, a leather handle and magnetic zippers featuring TUMI and McLaren branding. It also includes the M-Tech soft satchel is a duffel fashioned with both an orange-accented padded shoulder strap and leather top carry handles.
Included inthe collection are The Brox slim utility pouch, the Fuel crossbody the Remex accessory kit, the Global double billfold, a passport cover and a folding card case. Each item is made with leather and highlighted with orange-colored metal hardware, carbon fiber and embossed branding.
The collaboration's first venture into outerwear is an updated version of TUMI's TUMIPAX style, featuring a water-resistant shell and conveniently converts to a travel pillow. This piece features a crossbody strap for easy carrying while in pillow mode.
''The shared ethos of technical innovation, high-quality materials and cutting-edge design behind the TUMI and McLaren brands is what makes this collaboration such a natural fit,” says Rob Melville, design director, McLaren Automotive. “We both seek to elevate the customer experience through optimum performance. These additional pieces are all about making those moments of travel and reconnection, that we've all been yearning for, truly special.''
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