This week Incase announced yet another designer collaboration resulting in a collection of Apple-centric products. This time the big name tech brand partnered with the quirky Ace Hotel brand. While it may seem like an odd combination at first, a sleek mass-marketed tech brand and an eclectic indie-style hotel chain, we actually quite like the aesthetic of the products that the Incase for Ace Hotel collaboration has produced. Designed “for those who appreciate the virtues of both the digital and the analogue,” the collection merges Incase’s high-tech functionality and protection with the rough-hewn urban aesthetic that is the signature of every Ace Hotel branch.
Inspired by classic pilot flight jackets, each piece is crafted with Original Wax cotton in a dark olive green with military-like details and bright orange accent linings. The collection includes a Duffel Bag, Shoulder Bag, 15″ laptop sleeve, Portfolio for iPad 2, and a snap-on case for the iPhone 4. Oversized zippers, seatbelt webbing, and faded letter branding complete the modern utilitarian look of each piece. The collection will be available exclusively at the Ace Hotel in New York through September, but will be available online at Incase starting October 10.