Highsnobiety Founder David Fischer Wants You To Travel in Style – WWD

BAGGAGE CLAIM CHIC: It’s becoming that David Fischer received the concept for Premium Economy whereas really on a flight.

“When you look at the lifestyle suitcase market, you are essentially looking at two or three brands that dominate it and as a result, everybody has the same suitcases in the same colors,” stated the founding father of Highsnobiety, who got here up with the idea of a customizable adhesive model whereas flying from Berlin, the place the Swiss media government is predicated, to New York.

Specifically designed for hard-shell suitcases, popularized by manufacturers comparable to Rimowa and Away, Premium Economy provides sticker units consisting of initials and matching stripe stickers in 5 totally different colour pairings – purple and blue, purple and yellow, mild and darkish inexperienced, orange and pink, pink and gray – out there in each cabin and check-in baggage sizes.

Inspired by historic aviation codes and completely made in Germany, the water resistant sticker units, that are a pleasingly retro different to basic baggage tags, may be ordered and customised on the model’s web site, and are simply detachable from the suitcase’s floor.

Fueled by low airfares and nomadic life, baggage has moved from being a sensible merchandise to an extra fashion signifier.

“Almost everything in our lives has been ‘luxified’ at this stage, from the fancy salt that you use in your kitchen and the cosmetics in your bathroom, to the suitcase,” stated Fischer. “If you care about your look, if you care about your sneakers or your handbag, why wouldn’t you want to express yourself with your suitcase as well?”

Citing manufacturers comparable to Rimowa, Tumi, Away and Horizn Studios, Fischer noticed baggage as a clear slate for personalisation.

“I have this beautiful premium suitcase and yet it is the exact same as twenty other people on this flight,” he stated. “The way old school luggage brands have been adding the initials of their owners to leather luggage for over a hundred years felt like the perfect addition, yet we wanted it to be easy, fun and interchangeable. The sticker was the perfect way to achieve that.”


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