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Victor Sanz, creative director of TUMI, knows a good suitcase when he sees one. Like the brand, Sanz is all about comfort and functionality balanced with style. We chat to the innovator about how he approaches travel and design through the lens of fashion.

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On packing

Keep it simple. Keep it compact. Make sure you pack enough items for every occasion; make sure your outfits are flexible and make you feel powerful!

On travel style

One key tip that I’ve always sworn by is to keep a tight colour palette. Set out combinations of clothing that work together, and always plan ahead based on your itinerary.

On athleisure

I think the “athleisure” trend is great for travelling; you’re comfortable and relaxed while still looking fashionable and well put together.

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 On his favourite travel destination

My favourite place to travel is still Asia, whether that’s spending two to three days in Hong Kong or heading to Tokyo to visit friends and do market research.

On  inspiration

We look to many different industries, including architecture, design, streetwear, womenswear, nature and even aerospace.  I am also inspired by travel—not only by the shops, the sounds and the local cuisine, but also by the interactions and the experiences.  

Catch TUMI’s latest foray into fashion-meets-design with their 19 Degree Aluminium collection.

Tumi, Shop 2010, Level 2, IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2790 1912, tumi.com

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