MARC NEWSON ROLLS OUT CAPSULE COLLECTION FOR LOUIS VUITTONlouisvuitton Travel
Marc Newson, pictured with three rolling trunks made in collaboration with Louis Vuitton
Australia's most lauded design export, Marc Newson, has again collaborated with Louis Vuitton on a range of rolling luggage that marries the designer's signature predilection for biomorphic curvilinear forms and bold colours with the 'art of travel' ethos that underpins the storied French house.
Dropping in stores from July 15 and online from September 30, Vuitton and Newson's rolling trunks were 18 months in the making and are a surefire sign that haute hand luggage has reached its zenith. Each piece boasts, per Vuitton, "a new type of self-reinforced polypropylene composite, essentially representing the structure of the trunk, moulded in a mesh matrix of several layers" - meaning the cases are both light and able to withstand the rigours of travel. Other innovations include "a transversal side hinge" that allows for a complete 180 degree opening; a three-digit TSA approved combination lock to secure your invaluable assets and a single zip - all in the name of reducing weight and streamlining your time in transit, and all of which are patent pending.
"I think it’s safe to say that we’re striving to break new ground in terms of developing a product which is one of the lightest on the market, and from a technical perspective is one of the most rigorously designed and engineered" says Newson.
Newson has previously worked with Vuitton on the creation of a leather and shearling backpack 'Celebrating Monogram'.
Gotta catch 'em all, I guess.
"I’m obsessive about packing everything into a bag of a certain size"
Credit: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
The Newson x LV trunk will be available in the signature Monogram canvas, Monogram Eclipse, Damier check print, Graphite, Taiga leather and in natural cowhide leather that comes in seven colours of Epi leather
Newson's designs, 18 months in development, eventuated in an increased internal volume of 15%
"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"