For those looking to power up their travel accessories a bit, Nintendo will be collaborating with LeSportsac this fall.
It was announced today that Nintendo and LeSportsac will be teaming up this year to create unique designs for a new LeSportsac x Nintendo collection. The new Power Up Burst design is a colorful homage to Nintendo’s Mario franchise, featuring iconic power-up items and enemies found in the series. Another design based on the series is the Mario Travel print which displays playful Mushroom Kingdom-inspired travel memorabilia. Luggage tags, passport stamps and postcards decorate the bag over a bright red background. Five additional items will be included in the collection, including an authentic pouch shaped like a classic Game Boy handheld, a round Piranha Plant pouch and a Super Mario Bros. cosmetic pouch. All of the styles will showcase a custom Super Mario coin zipper pull.
Nintendo has done a variety of fashion-based collaborations over the last few years. In 2015, Nntendo worked with Italian luxury fashion house Moschino, in order to create the Super Moschino project. The line featured popular characters from the Mario series on different tees, sweaters and accessories. The collection was available worldwide and items can be found on Moschino’s website and through select stores.
In 2016, Nintendo worked with Vans for a limited-edition collaboration. Trainers based around a number of Nintendo series were available, from Mario to The Legend of Zelda. The Vans x Nintendo collection also extended into apparel and other accessories such as branded tees, backpacks, bags, socks and hats.
Nintendo and Japanese fashion designer Uniqlo held a contest earlier this year, allowing contestants to submit their own designs based off of Nintendo franchises. Winners were given grand prizes along with their winning design being chosen to become shirts, hitting stores this year as well.
The LeSportsac X Nintendo collection launches in Japan on July 19 and will be available in other countries, including the United States, this fall.