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Kipling Launches David Bromstad x Kipling Collection

September 22, 2015
By PRN NewsWire

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Kipling North America, a division of VF Sportswear, Inc, is proud to announce the launch of the David Bromstad x Kipling Collection. Known for his interior design work and national TV shows, David Bromstad collaborated with the international handbag, luggage and accessories brand on a fall 2015 capsule collection influenced by his admiration of vintage travel.

Inspired by the chic travel days and pieces of the early 20(th) century, the Collection is meant to double as both functional traveling items but also as unexpected home decor elements. The luggage models come in small, medium and large sizes with multiple compartments for wardrobe and personal belongings. A first for Kipling, known for its crinkle nylon products, is the hard exterior on two of the luggage pieces, which boast support and structure. Backpacks, handbags and waist bags compliment the luggage set for a well-rounded collection of go-to travel and everyday pieces.

President of Kipling North America, Julie Dimperio, comments, “The David Bromstad x Kipling Collection is the perfect addition to our fall product offering. The pieces make you want to book a vacation and see the world! David’s artful design and his vibrant personality shine through his work.”

The capsule collection encompasses 10 unique styles outfitted in one of three fanciful prints: Pack & Stack, Hello Adventure and A Bit Vintage. The interior designer created hand-drawn prints specifically for this line including designs inspired by stacked grand steamer trunks and destination travel stamps. The collection embodies the lightweight sensibility and functionality for which Kipling is known while showcasing Bromstad’s talent for bright, colorful and playful designs.

David Bromstad comments, “I’m an avid traveller and believe every category but travel has been tapped into when it comes to fun, personal style. Kipling is special here. You know it’s a Kipling bag as soon as you spot bright prints and a playful monkey keychain in a sea of dark, boring bags on a luggage cart. I knew Kipling would appreciate my design point-of-view and be a great partner. I think your travel accessories should be just as stylish and personal as your outfit choice and that the David Bromstad x Kipling Collection offers that.”

The David Bromstad x Kipling Collection launches today with an advertising campaign featuring David Bromstad, a robust digital program and event activations in his hometown of Miami, F.L. The David Bromstad x Kipling Collection is available in Kipling full-price retail stores, online at, and select Macy’s department stores and specialty stores. Pieces range in price from $69 to $549.

ABOUT KIPLINGFounded in 1987 in Belgium, Kipling crafts lightweight handbags, luggage and accessories with a playful, ‘Make Happy’ approach. Through innovative and contemporary designs, Kipling combines quality, function and style, creating the ideal accessory for an active lifestyle. Kipling established itself as a global accessories brand by embodying a carefree spirit and pioneering the use of its trademark crinkle nylon in expressive colors and patterns. Kipling has headquarters in New York, N.Y. and Antwerp, Belgium, is distributed in more than 80 countries and is available in more than 5,000 stores globally. Kipling has 10 full-price retail locations in the US and is sold in Macy’s department stores and specialty stores nationwide.

ABOUT DAVID BROMSTADDavid Bromstad’s infectious blend of energy, creativity and dedication to each project distinguishes him as a truly unique artist, design personality and television host. David is the original winner of HGTV’s hit TV show “Design Star,” which led to his role as host and designer on his first hit series for HGTV, “Color Splash,” where David transforms tired rooms into vibrant, unforgettable spaces. David has also appeared on HGTV programs including “HGTV’d,” “HGTV Showdown,” “Bang for Your Buck,” “My Lottery Dream Home,” and “Beach Flip.” He is the first ever HGTV personality to make the OUT Magazine 100 List and in 2011 he was awarded the prestigious HRC Visibility Award for living an out and proud lifestyle in the public eye. He has appeared on “Today Show,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Nate Berkus Show,” and many more as guest. David’s designs have been described as being on the cutting edge of commercial and residential trends with a keen and sophisticated eye on color and style, being featured in “Frontiers,” “PopSugar,” and “Dwell Magazine.” Additionally, David’s work was recently featured at Dwell on Design 2015, which is the largest design event in the United States, and won the Best Modern Family Booth at the event. He now brings that wealth of experience into your home or business through his Miami-based design firm, David Bromstad Designs, which provides services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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