“This is something quite interesting where Russell is an amazing athlete, but he’s also a fashion icon in the NBA and outside of the NBA,” said Victor Sanz, Tumi’s creative director. “He has been this loyal Tumi customer for years and years, and we thought we should do something together beyond the ad campaign.”
Westbrook worked with Tumi to update products in its existing assortment. The Tumi x Westbrook collection, which ranges from $55 to $795, includes a carry-on bag, a double expansion travel satchel, the Morrison and Warren backpacks, a jetsetter tote, a hanging travel kit and the Westbrook Dangler. Each piece features “Why Not?” which is Westbrook’s mantra.
“I couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with Tumi, a brand that I have been a loyal user of for years,” Westbrook said. “I’ve always enjoyed the process of transforming an idea through the design process, and the creative team at Tumi really executed my vision. I’m proud to share the functional and stylistic collection we’ve created together with people all over the world.”
The collection will be available on Tumi’s e-commerce site, within its stores and at Kith.
Westbrook, who was named the NBA MVP in 2017, recently signed a $205 million five-year extension contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder and released a new book called “Style Drivers.”
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