German sportswear giant Adidas and travel goods company Samsonite have joined forces in which the maker of travel bags will manufacture and distribute Y-3 accessories.
Y-3 is a collaboration between Adidas and Japanese ready-to wear designer Yohji Yamamoto. The apparel is a combination of fashion and sportswear, and the new accessories lines will reflect the same mood. According to WWD, this is the first accessories license and the Y-3 travel accessories and leather goods produced by Samsonite will start with goods retailing for next spring. “Y-3 has been born from the fusion of the seeming opposites of sport and style,” said Yamamoto, creative director of Y-3. “Together with Adidas, we worked with forming something that didn’t exist and that would completely project into the future.”
Samsonite is not stranger to designer collaborations and in the past has joined forces with Alexander McQueen, Marc Newson and Viktor & Rolf. Samsonite also has a signature Black Label luxury luggage line.