CabinZero to unveil new V&A Collection in Singapore, featuring a travel retail exclusive style

The travel-inspired bag specialist CabinZero is to unveil a new bag collection to the global travel retail industry at the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition in Singapore next month. This brand new limited edition Classic Remix Collection has been made in collaboration with the V&A and combines innovative all-weather, durable bags with beautifully designed, unique patterns. The range of six backpacks and hip bags features a variety of convenient sizes: 28 litre, 36 litre and 44 litre in Classic; 2 litre Classic Hip; and the 11 litre and 30 litre in ADV Dry. The collection introduces four stunning new design styles into travel retail and domestic markets, inspired by prints drawn from the V&A archives, including Azar which is a travel retail exclusive: Paisley This beautiful paisley design was inspired by the work of textile designer George Haité (1825-71). Originally designed for a Victorian shawl, the pattern has been reimagined with linen white, rich red, deep blue and jade green on a burgundy background. Night Floral A white trailing bloom print combining a soft black background with tones of olive, khaki green and highlights of chartreuse and soft pink. This stylish design takes its inspiration from an album of textiles by William Kilburn (1745-1818) in the V&A collection. Azar Orange flaming lotus flowers entwined with deep indigo stems and leaves, on a vintage sand background. This stylish design is inspired by an extraordinary Iranian textile, originally woven in Iran in the mid-19th century. Spitalfields This hand-painted floral watercolour print, in soft burgundy tones on an antique cream background, was inspired by the designs of Huguenot silk weaver, James Leman (1688-1745), in the V&A collection. Features of individual bags in CabinZero’s new V&A collection vary depending on their size, but some highlights include all-weather protection, hide-away straps, trolley slip, thicker padding on the back and straps, sternum straps, bottle/umbrella pockets, and laptop compartments. Alongside the new V&A collection, CabinZero will also be showing prototypes of its new free-standing display units (FDSU) in Singapore. CabinZero founder and CEO Neil Varden said: “This ultra-cool collaboration with the V&A in London adds some beautiful archival prints to our collection and my favourite of those, the Azar, has been made a travel retail exclusive. “We now have dedicated staff working on developing travel retail, not least in Asia Pacific, and we expect huge growth in the channel over the course of the next two years.” Lauren Sizeland, Head of Licensing & Business Development at the V&A says: “We were delighted to work with CabinZero’s skilled design team as they explored inspiration from across our archives, reimagining and honing rich patterns, whilst demonstrating respect for the original designs. The range blends beautiful artwork with innovative materials, producing a clever and unique offering to the travel market.”

April 26, 2019

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