As anyone who has one of Louis Vuitton's iconic monogram trunks on their wish list well knows, the pinnacle of luxury travel begins and ends with a suitably chic suitcase. And it doesn't get much more chic than cruising through the terminal with a little LV in tow.
Especially now that the house has completely reimagined their travel signature, with help from design great Marc Newson. "What compelled me to join forces with Louis Vuitton was the challenge to design a great piece of luggage, because like a lot of people, I travel a lot," Newson says.
The new Rolling Luggage Louis Vuitton and Marc Newson encompasses three different sized (two cabin; one check-in) rolling trunks in the signature Monogram canvas, Monogram Eclipse, Damier Graphite, Taiga leather, natural cowhide leather and seven colours of Epi leather. Just like LV's historic trunks, the corners are covered in leather, as are the handles - but while, at first glance, the new designs might resemble the originals, closer inspection reveals just how different they are.
The fact that they took 18 months of development and have three patents pending gives a clue as to how innovative the design is. The new trunks boast an internal volume increase of 15% compared to similar sized trunks, plus a super lightweight structure made from titanium, anodised aluminium and a new type of self-reinforced polypropylene. One for the bucket list, for sure.