Corporate-friendly luggage manufacturer Tumi celebrated the launch of its collaboration with street savvy graffiti artist John Matos last week. The artist, better known as “Crash” produced an edgy print inspired by street culture and a woman’s eyes for a limited edition collection.
The original artwork for the collection is being auctioned off on Artnet to benefit ACRIA, the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America. The organization was founded by physicians, activists and patients living with HIV to pioneer new treatments for the disease.
The event was held at Industria Superstudios. The NYC street culture vibe was projected with Manhattan scenes, digital graffiti on the walls, taxi-cab cookies, a bucket drummer and nibbles representing the various city boroughs. Notable fashion guests included designer Anna Sui, Philip Bloch and model Yske Strum
The Tumi Tag collection with John Matos comes in four silhouettes in editions of 1000 pieces each. A special edition I-phone case is also available if you prefer something that fits in your carry-on.
Shop for the most street cred your luggage could ever have, or donate to ACRIA and do some good right now!
Photos by Mariana Leung