Langley Fox, Designer, Artist and Granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway who is known for her illustrations, artwork, and fashion design, partnered with TUMI, the premium travel, business and lifestyle accessories on a one-off collaboration for their Spring/Summer 2016 collection.
The TUMI exclusive tote draws energy and inspiration from Fox’s own naturalistic pencil drawings. She says
“I wanted the collection to give off a vibe of escaping to a far-off destination,” says the artist. “We can all take a cool photo and try to manipulate it through some app and make it look awesome, but we can’t all draw something,” she says. “I met Michael through mutual friends and he said he wanted something ‘cool’, something that the TUMI customer has never seen before… and I thought… ‘Why not create a United States of TUMI?”
The image captured on the tote was inspired by a bohemian, wanderlust spirit; Langley’s illustrated muse is drawn from photographs she’s gathered from her travels and friends over the years. The East/West tote is an updated silhouette for the brand and features dual top handles with an attached interior removable pouch featuring a passport-type concept. A small, leather dangler to hold a pen for filling out traveler information is a clever design addition that is also removable.
Langley Fox is an artist and model living in Los Angeles, California. After studying at Otis College of Art and Design and Parsons the New School in NYC, she’s made a life in the hills focusing on her art. She’s worked and collaborated with Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Forever 21, Sportsmax, Stance Socks, and many more. With features in Vogue, W magazine, Garance Dore, Into the Gloss, and L’Officiel Hommes to name a few. When not traveling she focuses on art, her animals, her home, and being in nature. Whether she’s drawing at her kitchen table in LA or walking the runways in Paris, she is very much the modern-day globetrotter.
Langley kicks off the Global Citizen campaign in May with the premiere video of her pit stop in New York City’s Chinatown. Starting in her apartment and stepping out onto the streets, Langley shows us the art of getting lost in the crowd while searching for the undiscovered gems ripe within this vibrant, bustling neighbourhood.