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Samsonite RED’s new trend alert

Samsonite RED’s new trend alert

Samsonite RED’s new trend alert

Given the trend for all things retro these days, it is no wonder that a modern lifestyle brand such as Samsonite RED has also jumped on the bandwagon and produced a collection of work and play bags that intersperse the brand’s signature modern styles with vintage designs. Clearly with its finger on the pulse of things, the brand has also engaged Korean heartthrob-of-the-day, Lee Min Ho, as its global model. 

Adopting the theme “Modern Retro”, the Fall Winter 2015 collection consists of pieces that cleverly interpret throwback retro designs into styles that have a vintage quality yet are contemporary in look. For all its three lines – men’s, women’s and unisex – the bags are unmistakably dynamic and stylish at the same time, making them perfect accessories for the young and charismatic, who may shun the more austere and serious business aesthetics that their predecessors favoured.

And given the variety of bags included in the collection, from backpacks and briefcases to cross bags and sling bags, it would be a challenge to not find something that is just a perfect fit.

Those who prefer bags with simple square shapes and multi-pocket details will likely fancy the Trupe line of bags, which suits a classic business look. Made of polyurethane material, with front pockets  crafted from split leather, the line is available in either a tote bag or clutch, both in grey and burgundy, a small backpack in grey, and briefcase in grey. 

Equally stylish is the Toids line of business bags that offers a dual-tone alternative to traditional briefcase and laptop carriers. Crafted from matte-coated body material that is fitted with belt and snap-fastener details, the bag suits young professionals who are constantly on the move. Toids is available in both a backpack and a briefcase, both in navy and black, and also a cross bag in black. 

The active crowd will favour Deneb, which is inspired by the carefree traveler who enjoys exploring new places, as the ultra-light fabric material and many practical pockets open up endless possibilities for packing. Deneb comes in a small backpack in black and navy, and also a boston bag in black. 

The most versatile line, however, has got to be the Ator, which is the perfect handy accoutrement. The sturdy main body is furnished with charming details such as a front zipper, metal hardware and sharp blue colour points, while the interior is cleverly designed with a smart sleeve to securely store your laptop and documents. The Ator line is offered in black, in small and large backpacks, and also a briefcase, cross bag and multi-case.

Check out the Samsonite RED website for more information.