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CHRIS MILLINGTON: MY LIFE IN A SUITCASE, MIAMI

15.05.15

SS15 has seen Reiss partner with luxury travel brand, Steamline Luggage, to produce a capsule collection of wheeled suitcases. To mark the occasion, the My Life In A Suitcase series will follow one man and his suitcase around for a summer of foreign sojourns. After departing from Scotland and travelling to Barcelona with a monogrammed Reiss X Steamline Luggage case by his side, here Chris Millington touches down in Miami. Discover the city through Chris’ eyes.

Chris wears the Robbie grey blazer, the Robbie grey shorts and the Anstice chalk tasselled loafers while carrying the Gallivant wheeled black suitcase

With my Reiss x Steamline Luggage case at my side I headed off to the sunny side of the US coast for an eventful week. Here's an insight into my time in Miami.

My trip to Miami was amazing, a lot shorter than I would have liked, but brilliant nonetheless.

I spent four days in the city, as a guest of North American alcohol giants 'Oculto', alongside Jimmy Q and Rudy Mancuso, two of the coolest guys on all of social media.

I packed my suitcase and took some essentials with me to wander around the city in my spare time, I had a wonderful experience.

I spent two full days in the studio in Wynwood which is the arts district of Miami. Some of the scenery in that area was absolutely mesmerising, the graffiti on the walls, the amazing artwork displayed in storefronts, it was beautiful. I took some time out in between sessions in the studio to shoot some images of my favourite areas of downtown.

I spent one of my afternoons in Coconut Grove, an area of Miami that I had always hoped to visit, down at the Grove Harbour Marina. 

I was really in awe of the amazing yachts that were all lined up there. I'd always wanted to visit Coconut Grove because it was the part of town that Dexter Morgan, from Showtime's series 'Dexter' lived in. I loved that show and the area, so naturally I had to get down there!

I've been desperate to wear a short suit for quite some time and this Robbie suit jumped out at me as the perfect match for my trip. The ‘Robbie’ suit's texture is a result of its linen and cotton blend and the light grey Prince of Wales check is perfect for any summer wardrobe. Styled with the Anstice chalk loafers, I went for a deluxe-resort feel, this was a new one for me but I feel like it worked really well and I enjoyed wearing it to the marina!

Things got a little chilly later on, so I needed to adapt my look.

I decided to throw on my Maurice black jeans and 1971 collection Marbury flecked black T-shirt. I spent the evening watching the sun go down at the waterside and snapped some images from the passenger seat of my car. Miami’s skyline is quite magnificent, it really is.

 

Here are my Miami must-visits:

Wynwood (Downtown) -  For its art

You Can Call Me Lolita (Brickell) - For its food

LIV (Oceanfront) - For its nightlife

Coconut Grove - For its scenery

Discover Chris' earlier travels in Scotland and Barcelona