Inspired by travel in the 1920s and 30s, and bridging the worlds of technology and travel in one range, the world-renowned Victoria and Albert Museum and global accessories brand KNOMO have created a collection that uses an original print from the 1920s, housed in the Museum’s archives.
The unique 6-piece collection of accessories comprise 3 bag styles: a Totepack, a Backpack and a Briefcase, along with iPhone 7/7 Plus cases, a Carry-all Pouch, and a Foldable Shopper. Each design is available in two colour-ways, ‘Night Forest’ with tones of blue and green, and ‘Monochrome’ with shades of white, grey and black.
KNOMO’s treatment of the classic print sees the pattern adapted to create a bold, modern graphic print that picks up on key print directions emerging from the catwalk for Autumn/Winter 2017. The print is based on an original 1920s textile associated with Art Deco in the Museum’s archive. The pattern’s strong undulating arches is an expression of modernity and gives the illusion of movement, evoking the heyday of the great ocean liners, jazz bands and Charleston dancers.
Throughout the 19th century technical innovation triumphed: the world started to become more accessible to those seeking adventure, or looking for a better life. By the early 20th century, we entered the golden age of ocean liner travel, the beginning of globalisation as we know it. This glamourous era of travel opened up a world of possibilities. The world was speeding up.
Almost 100 years later we’re experiencing a new technological revolution, and we’re travelling more than ever before. We need great bags and accessories that meet modern needs, including clever organiser pockets, protection for tech devices and power to keep devices charged. All with thoughtful design that’s lightweight, easy to carry and stylish.
Inside each product from the collection is a number of organisational pockets and compartments, ready to hold all travel essentials like passport, Knomo portable battery and Knomo travel adaptor, along with a laptop or tablet and other belongings.
Launching for sale in-store in July 2017 in UK, Europe and USA at selected stockists and via www.knomo.com
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KNOMO is currently available from UK retailers such as John Lewis, Harrod’s, Harvey Nichols, O2, House of Fraser and in-store at 83 Great Portland Street, and online and www.knomo.com
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. It was established to make works of art available to all and to inspire British designers and manufacturers. Today, the V&A’s collections, which span over 5,000 years of creativity in virtually every medium and from many parts of the world, continue to intrigue, inspire and inform.