Marie Claire Creative Director, Nina Garcia poses at BlackBerry PlayBook Accessories event
Research In Motion (RIM) and Winkreative collaborated to curate a collection of accessories and cases that includes both industrial and luxury product designs from around the world, with designs from Brooklyn, Delvaux, Ettinger, Ganzo, Porter, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie and Valextra.
Guests nibbled on tray passed hors d’oeuvres and sipped champagne topped with blackberries as they test-drove the PlayBook and new BlackBerry 7 devices (Must Have Both). Todd Wood (pictured above), Senior Vice President of Design for BlackBerry, was also in attendance, mingling with guests and sharing his ideas and inspiration for the new luxury accessories collection.
Here are some of our favorites
The Made for BlackBerry PlayBook brands include:
- WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie: Available online www.wantessentials.com
- Mr. Porter Barneys New York Barneys.com
- UK Liberty‟s Dover Street Market Selfridges
- France LE Bon Marche Pro temps Colette French Trotter
- USA/Canada Bergdorf Goodman Opening Ceremony Holt Renfrew La Garconne
- Retail price $265 for each case. Available in signature Black/Ecru + Burnt Henna + Black
- DELVAUX: Available at all Delvaux stores in Belgium and online www.delvaux-eshop.com Retail price €250 Available in Jumping Rich Brandy leather
- ETTINGER: Available online at www.ettinger.co.uk Retail at £250 Available in Red and Cream
- VALEXTRA: Available online www.valextra.it Barneys Harrods Le bon marché Mr. Porter Shilla Arcade Hotel and Lotte Department store (Seoul, Korea) Valextra Milan boutique Valextra Rome boutique Available in Ocra, White and Navy Blue Retail €250
- GANZO: Main Retail location in Japan and online at http://www.ganzo.ne.jp/ Monocle shop Retail 16000JPY Available in Natural, Purple and Green.
- BROOKLYN: Tokyo Retail location and online at http://brooklyn-shop.com/ Retail 25000JPY Available in Aqua and Coral
- PORTER: Yoshida and Company – available online www.yoshidakaban.com Monocle Shop – http://shop.monocle.com/bags/porter-playbook-holder Available in Military Green and Black