Toni Maticevski's Gold Suitcase
The gold suitcase that went down the runway at Maticevski’s show at MBFWA last week turned heads. We found out where it came from, and if it’s for sale.
Besides the metallic, futuristic gown that was the unofficial hero of his MBFWA ’15 show, Toni Maticevski was responsible for another gold piece that had everyone talking: a suitcase. In true luxury-brand style, the designer bypassed spray paint in favour of real gold to achieve the exact effect he wanted.
The suitcase was made in collaboration with UK-based luggage brand, Antler. Maticevski chose a Juno bag, one of the brand’s standard, widely available styles. After receiving the golden treatment, however, marketing coordinator Laura Mccleure says the suitcase is worth around $3000–$4000.
“It was dipped in 24-carat gold. A special metal worker did it,” she says. “Toni was very particular about what he wanted. It was a bit of a process to find a material that would work, and it just happened to be gold. We’ve had a lot of people asking where they can get it, but it’s not a functional suitcase.”
Though gold-dipped suitcases aren’t scheduled for mainstream production anytime soon, we can expect more from Maticevski and Antler. “We will have a collaboration of sorts coming out later in the year,” Mccleure says. If you’re the kind of jet-setter who likes to look glamorous boarding a plane, keep your eye out.
Originally published on Broadsheet