Bond is back, and so is the latest Globe-Trotter luggage range inspired by the new film No Time To Die
To celebrate the release of the 25th James Bond film, Globe-Trotter announces the No Time To Die luggage collection. This is the third Globe-Trotter collaboration since 2012’s Skyfall. The range features a classic vulcanised fibreboard trolley case, available in both carry-on and check-in sizes, with an innovative new four-wheel design.
‘I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work on No Time To Die,’ says Charlotte Seddon, designer at Globe-Trotter. ‘I really feel that we’ve struck a balance that keeps Globe-Trotter in a league of its own when it comes to luggage design. It’s so important that a Globe-Trotter case remains true to its roots by keeping its iconic identity: it must remain stylish, elegant and simple in design.’
The ‘Ocean Green’ colourway was hand-picked by No Time To Die costume designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb as part of her collaboration with the Globe-Trotter team. The American costume designer has an impressive Hollywood CV, partnering with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle on, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours and even the visionary 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.
‘It was a real pleasure to work with someone so talented, with a lovely personality to boot!’ Seddon adds. ‘We gave Suttirat the option of choosing from a rainbow of colours in upholstery leather. Ocean Green was the chosen colour for the luggage, which went on to feature in the movie. It was only natural that we added this beautiful colourway of Ocean Green and black to our collection.’
The No Time To Die collection is available now, from £1,905.
Suttirat Anne Larlarb the costume designer
How does Globe-Trotter suit the Bond aesthetic?
There’s an unquestionable essentiality – of elegance, luxury, worldliness – that is inherent in Globe-Trotter pieces. It is precisely that essentiality that makes Globe-Trotter the intuitive choice for Bond’s aesthetic and character.
What do you like about the No Time To Die collection?
It is everything that represents Bond: the colour choice and materials are modern and elegant, perhaps slightly unexpected, and respectful of tradition. James Bond is a character who makes quick, intuitive decisions in order to navigate his immediate circumstances. He always stays ahead of whatever game is in play – all the while retaining his fundamental edge and an inherent elegance. On this journey in No Time To Die, it makes sense that he would continue to travel with Globe-Trotter as his luggage of choice – a result of all his best instincts, like everything else in his life.
What is the overall mood of No Time To Die from a costume perspective?
I definitely wanted to pay homage and give due respect to what came before, as the aesthetic heritage of Bond is steadfast and unassailable. Each successive version of Bond has inevitably come to define a certain sophistication and apex of contemporary men’s style in its time – so I knew we had to push Bond’s look in No Time To Die a bit further, but simultaneously retain a certain spirit from the previous costumes. In the story of this particular film, there’s a seriousness of tone in each character’s emotional journey, so I wanted to make sure this was supported in the costume choices. Each and every costume had to feel authentic to the specific requirements of plot, action, time and place – while the costume design as a whole needed to add up to something aspirational, iconic and almost operatic.
How has Bond's style evolved since Daniel Craig has been in the role?
Over the six decades of these films, Bond has always maintained his position as a definitive icon of style; it’s a position he meets effortlessly, whereas other men aspire to it but can only come somewhat close. Naturally this means that Bond has to soak up whatever the changes of time and place require – but he’s always done this in the most imperceptible, instinctual way. The costume design has to always obey the needs of the script and character in any film, but with Bond there’s an added layer of respecting the “Bondness” of Bond. Daniel plays what I think is a more emotionally rich, more pensive Bond than previous Bonds. It would be easy to follow a rule of style over substance when it comes to such an iconically stylish franchise character; but with Daniel’s Bond, there has to be a significant dose of substance along with the inarguable style, and I wanted his clothes to reflect that.
What is your favourite ever Bond look?
I do love the linen safari shirt looks in The Man With The Golden Gun. Such an icon of the period, a symbol of international elegance and always ready for action.