Research In Motion 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 (Japan), Delvaux (Belgium), Ettinger (England), Ganzo (Japan), Porter (Japan), WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie (Canada) and Valextra (Italy). Fun, bold colors were seen in leather, neoprene and soft shell fabrications.
Valextra – crafted from full-bodied Italian leather, and lined with fine-grain calfskin, this sleek case offers an additional envelope pocket and punched hole for earphones. These luxe cases will guard your PlayBook from bumps, whether you’re at home, the office or in transit.
Ettinger – it’s no surprise that the case below is so chic because Ettinger has been making leather goods since 1934. Supple leather, hand-finished with inside compartments and pockets are key features. I’m in love with the bold red leather.
Brooklyn – another favorite; I love their trademark yellow stitching against the rich grainy Aqua and coral calfskin leathers. Like the Ettinger, the Brooklyn has inside compartments as well but it holds more – there’s room for your pen, business cards and notes.
Want Les Essentiels de la Vie – Though they do offer this Italian calfskin leather zippered wallet-style case in burnt henna, I love the ecru/black color block. It is right on trend to what’s going on in fashion and clothing accessories right now. Like the two previous styles, it too has inner slots for business cards, notes, etc
Delvaux – loving this leather journal which resembles a classic notebook but with a kick of bold color. It features a soft microfibre lining and an elastic closure.
Ganzo – though the colors of this tanned Minerva natural leather are not bold, they are rich and luxe. The interior features the softest suede which makes this luxe minimalist and streamlined leather case a first for the more classically chic consumer.
Porter – unlike the others, this Porter BlackBerry PlayBook case is not all leather. It is made from engineered nylon canvas with a leather handle and is only available in olive-khaki and black. This zipped carry-all contains custom storage slots for your notebook, BlackBerry Phone and a lined with ultra-soft microfibre for your PlayBook.
Nina Garcia photographed by Mark Von Holden/WireImage for BlackBerry