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January 15, 2013

Anna Sui and Tumi Team Up

By Ingrid Skjong | Travel


©Courtesy of Anna Sui/ TUMI

Few know how to pack a suitcase better than a fashion designer. Anna Sui, the indomitable fashion force known for her flirty-with-an-edge designs, is one of the best. And she shows off her skills in a short film for Tumi’s Case Studies video series, shot in honor of her new luggage collection for the brand.

The film, which debuted this week (other installments in the series have featured industrial designer Dror Benshetrit and cookbook author Dorie Greenspan), shows how she tackles the job of filling her bags. Those bags, which launched January 1, are festooned with a Sui floral print that first appeared on the spring 2009 runway. Striped inner linings and mini flower-appliqué details dress things up further.

The new offerings represent an expansion of a smaller collection done with Anna Sui Japan for the department store Isetan last spring. Items range from the International carry-on ($495) to the Geneva carry-all (pictured above, $345) to an iPhone cover ($65), and all make a statement—no matter how one chooses to pack it all in. tumi.com.