MAKE this a Merdeka to remember with the 2018 Rico Rinaldi x Starbucks Designer collection. This is the brand's first collaboration with Malaysian designer, Rico Rinaldi and exclusively designed merchandise is available only for a limited time.
Designs draw inspiration from three Malaysian endangered animals that represent the elements of nature – the forest, sea and air - in the form of a Harimau (Tiger), Penyu (Turtle) and Kenyalang (Hornbill).
To bring the designs together, bold colours reminiscent of Malaysia's heritage, flag and diverse flora and fauna are incorporated.
"Designing this collection, I was inspired by Malaysia's rich nature. I am thankful for this unique opportunity to commemorate our 61st National Day, and I hope my fans and Starbucks' customers alike will enjoy the collection," says Rico, a fashion designer renowned for his nature-inspired designs and colourful floral prints.
Through this exclusive designer collection, Starbucks hopes to bring the unique cultural experiences of Malaysia to its customers.
"The designs that Rico shared with us celebrate a very important part of Malaysia, and we are thrilled to be able to share that message through our merchandise for Merdeka this year," said Berjaya Food Berhad CEO and Starbucks Malaysia and Brunei managing director Sydney Quays.
Check out the limited-time-only collection which comprises a set of Double-Walled Mugs (12 fl oz) and Thermos Tumblers (20 fl oz) in three different designs. The Double Walled Mugs are priced at RM150 each, while the Thermos Tumblers are retailed at RM168 each. For those looking to own all the different designs, you can purchase the set at mugs at RM450 or the set of tumblers at RM480.
This collection will be available from Aug 31 at all Starbucks stores across Malaysia, while stocks last.