Kipling North America announced the launch of the David Bromstad x Kipling Collection. Known for his interior design work and national TV shows, David Bromstad collaborated with the international handbag, luggage and accessories brand on a fall 2015 capsule collection influenced by his admiration of vintage travel.
President of Kipling North America, Julie Dimperio, comments, “The David Bromstad x Kipling Collection is the perfect addition to our fall product offering. The pieces make you want to book a vacation and see the world! David’s artful design and his vibrant personality shine through his work.“
The capsule collection encompasses 10 unique styles outfitted in one of three fanciful prints: Pack & Stack, Hello Adventure and A Bit Vintage. The interior designer created hand-drawn prints specifically for this line including designs inspired by stacked grand steamer trunks and destination travel stamps. The collection embodies the lightweight sensibility and functionality for which Kipling is known while showcasing Bromstad’s talent for bright, colorful and playful designs.
Inspired by the chic travel days and pieces of the early 20th century, the Collection is meant to double as both functional traveling items but also as unexpected home decor elements. The luggage models come in small, medium and large sizes with multiple compartments for wardrobe and personal belongings. A first for Kipling, known for its crinkle nylon products, is the hard exterior on two of the luggage pieces, which boast support and structure. Backpacks, handbags and waist bags compliment the luggage set for a well-rounded collection of go-to travel and everyday pieces. (You might want to hurry, as some of the pieces on the Kipling website are near sold out already while other are on their way to be sold out and being on back order.)
Bromstad adds, “I’m an avid traveller and believe every category but travel has been tapped into when it comes to fun, personal style. Kipling is special here. You know it’s a Kipling bag as soon as you spot bright prints and a playful monkey keychain in a sea of dark, boring bags on a luggage cart. I knew Kipling would appreciate my design point-of-view and be a great partner. I think your travel accessories should be just as stylish and personal as your outfit choice and that the David Bromstad x Kipling Collection offers that.”
The David Bromstad x Kipling Collection launches today with an advertising campaign featuring Bromstad, a robust digital program and event activations in his hometown of Miami, Florida,. and is available in Kipling full-price retail stores, online at www.Kipling-USA.com, and select Macy’s department stores and specialty stores. Pieces range in price from $69 to $549.