Louis Vuitton + Marc Newson Rolling Luggages Collection

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In addition to its Monogram and Damier canvases, the bag will also be available in seven bright colors of Epi leather.

Long before French fashion house Louis Vuitton had started showing highly covetable ready-to-wear collections in settings like Oscar Niemeyer’s Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói in Rio, its founder began the brand in 1854, as a small shop specializing in “packing fashion.” Louis Vuitton soon created his first trunk, the Trianon, which owed its success to design breakthroughs at the time, including the use of canvas and glue for its casing, which would keep the clothing inside from smelling of leather. Now, after almost two centuries, the fashion house has pivoted again—in partnership with acclaimed industrial designer Marc Newson on a new line of rolling trunks for the 21st-century traveler.

To start: The carry-on luggage is light. We're talking under five pounds for the carry-on bag, and just under seven pounds for the larger, 37-liter cabin size. While the design is reminiscent of the iconic trunks (think: side hinges and leather corner coverings), the latest styles are the brand’s most aerodynamic yet. Canvas, glue, and leather are now upgraded with self-reinforced polypropylene composite worked into a multi-layered mesh matrix—meaning the elasticity lets the bag absorb shock as it moves.

The bag also has a lightweight aluminum exoskeleton of sorts, which fully opens up the interior packing space—this material also helps to drastically reduce the overall weight of the piece. (The trunk comes in two cabin sizes, and a check-in sized trunk is forthcoming.) But the true contemporary move for Louis Vuitton? The bag, which launches in late September in the brand’s Monogram and Damier canvases, will also be available in a range of seven bright colors of Epi leather—a primary-color rainbow of options.

“I’m obsessive about packing everything into a bag of a certain size, which is why it was so important for me to design a product that could tick all of those boxes and be the kind of perfect piece of luggage for a person like me, that travels and won’t travel with anything more than is absolutely necessary,” says Newson in Condé Nast Traveler's exclusive release of Louis Vuitton’s video on the line. “The brief that I had for the project was fairly open. Really, it was to redesign, primarily, carry-on luggage, but to design it in a way that was appropriate for, say, a contemporary traveler."


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If you’re a fan of Louis Vuitton (who isn’t these days, especially with what Kim Jones has done for the mens collection in recent years) and design wunderkind Marc Newson, here’s a new collection from the French luxury house that will get you excited for sure.

In collaboration with Marc Newson, Louis Vuitton has launched a new collection ofRolling Luggages that aims to meet the needs of today’s 21st century traveller. Featuring 3 important innovations that every frequent flyer will appreciate, it a) is made up of an ultra-thin titanium layer bonded to the polypropylene composite shell that makes it super lightweight, b) comes with an external full-width extendable cane (handle) with a simple zip puller closing system and c) is the very first of all Louis Vuitton luggages today to have four wheels, In other words, it’s light, it’s easy to use and most importantly, it will be easier to manoeuver as well, which should cut time spent from the time you disembark the plane to getting into your car by at least a third.

Available in 2 sizes, a Mini50 and a Cabin55 (because God forbid you check in something as gorgeous and as precious as this), this would be the luggage you use for a short two-day trip (use the Mini 50) or go for the maximum allowed onto any airline (the Cabin 55).

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Now for the best part. The Rolling Luggages will come in at least 6 different finishes, which means after you’ve decided on the size, you’ll have to choose from between the following: Monogram Canvas, Monogram Eclipse, Damier Graphite, Epi (a virtual rainbow of choices here), Taiga and something called VVN, which is basically Vuitton’s vachetta leather wrapped around the entire luggage and one that will patina beautifully over time.

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Priced from SGD3650 all the way to SGD8100 depending on finish and size, here’s another bit of information that will please all of you in Singapore. Whilst the rest of South Asia will only get this new collection sometime in end-September, we can all buy it now at Louis Vuitton boutiques across the island, from Marina Bay Sands to Ngee Ann City and ION Orchard.

So what do I have my eye on? Right now it’s the Cabin55 in either Monogram Canvas orMonogram Eclipse, which are also the only ones (along with Damier Graphite) that can be personalised with your initials with LV’s Mon Monogram service. How not to #LVOE?


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Louis Vuitton F/W16 Camouflage Collection

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I’ll be honest. Seeing these pieces from Louis Vuitton’s F/W16 collection which are already in Singapore, by the way, just makes me yearn for the Monogramouflagecollection even more. Yes, that collection, a collaboration by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and then Creative Director Marc Jacobs this is not. This is simply the Camouflage collection, a smallish selection of bags and SLGs for men that’s not exactly blowing my socks (or anyone else’s, I’m sure, for that matter) off.

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Even S/S16’s Brushstroke Camouflage collection was way better, while this one, simply known as the Camouflage collection is exactly what it is, a camouflage pattern printed on Damier Cobalt coated-canvas that will come in either Bordeaux (shown above) orBleu, which is basically blue on blue on Damier Cobalt. How exciting, right?

As I mentioned earlier, most of these pieces are already in stores, and despite anything I say, some of you will be rushing down ASAP to get these pieces anyway, so I’ll tell you this. Your best bet would be head down to Louis Vuitton’s Island Maison at MBS or ION Orchard, where you’ll be fighting off your Northern cousins for a piece of the action.

Now that we’ve really established the fact I’m really not a fan of this collection (now here’s a thought, bring Monogramouflage back!), let me tell you what I really want from LV’s F/W16 collection. I have 4 words for you. Monogram Eclipse. And Monogram Illusion. Now those are truly LVOE. More updates to come, I promise.

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Louis Vuitton Introducing New Backpack Collection

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The trend of backpacks continue to climb, in fact, it’s so popular that Louis Vuitton decided to launch an entire new line. Obviously, they couldn’t ignore the fact that, backpacks have become hotter than the volcano.

Perhaps Chanel started this hype, with their graffiti backpacks that changed the way we dress. I mean, what’s cooler in the summer than carrying a graffiti-painted, self-made charms (the ones you put together when you get bored in the classroom) bag on your back and combined with street style fashion? I was skeptical at first until I spotted a few bloggers styling it, and they looked darn good.

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Naturally, three of the four new Louis Vuitton backpacks need to be printed with the iconic monogram canvas. The design is strenghtend with two buckles non the front. It features two side pockets and a handle on the top. Are you read to climb the mountain?

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Another one that Louis Vuitton is going to be released, is much more streamlined. Monogram Canvas is prohibited and it features a simple bucket closure on the front. It doesn’t even have side pockets. If you belief as much as I do, that simplicity is ultimate sophistication, then here you go.

Btw, the last Louis Vuitton backpack is also perfect for work. It’s easy and effortless.

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LOUIS VUITTON TEACHES THE ART OF PACKING WITH L’AVENTURE – VIDEO

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While doing any actual packing may be the last thing on the mind of any Vuitton totingtraveler, the French fashion house adopts a new strategy to promote LV brandishing air traffic. Mostly the private-jet kind I’d imagine! The luxury label with its lavish roots intravel trunks has decided to honor its luggage-making tradition by teaching its patrons the ‘Art of Packing’ at L’Aventure as well as through video demonstrations.

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Louis Vuitton’s L’Aventure in Paris will feature specialists teaching travelers the legendary packing methods of Monsieur Vuitton. The all-travel pop-up shop on the Avenue Montaigne will stay strikingly propped till December 31 doling out advice including how to maximize luggage space and how to fold items. The process has already begun by way of a video series that shows how to fold the jacket, the jeans, layer all items in a monogrammed trolley case with animated perfection. So, while packing with panache may be no child’s play, the art can sure be practiced with a childlike exhilaration. Clearly, age cannot diminish the spirit of an adventurer!

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LOUIS VUITTON SPRING SUMMER 2013 MEN’S BAGS

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That Louis Vuitton is the leading name in the luxury goods market is no secret. But it is not just women who find themselves drooling over their exclusive handbags. Men, who have a taste for elegance and sophistication, too tend to steer towards the brand. The label’s Spring Summer 2013 men’s bags, which boast of a nautical theme with a pop culture spin, promise to continue this legacy and convert many more fashion conscious men into fans. The bags from this range which caught our eye are:

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Damier Ebene Sac Marin
This backpack boasts of a reworked Damier Ebène canvas and can be carried in six different ways, making it worth the $5000 it is priced at.

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Damier Challenge Bumbag
The compact Bumbag in water-resistant Damier Challenge nylon canvas is versatile to the core. The Kaki version is further adorned with an external pouch in Epi leather and can be yours for $4900.


Damier Challenge Backpack
This limited edition backpack in water-resistant Damier Challenge nylon canvas, worth $14,600, is one you ought to splurge on. It is light, stylish, and adjustable and its detachable A4 portfolio adds to its functionality.

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Man Bag Monday: Louis Vuitton Taurillon Backpack

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Louis Vuitton Taurillon Backpack

Historically, “discreet” hasn’t often been a word used to describe Louis Vuitton bags, but times are a-changing at the French leather goods powerhouse. Several seasons before Nicolas Ghesquiere was brought in to helm the women’s side of the company, Kim Jones was hired to oversee the men’s side of things; his contribution to the brand’s legacy has already been tremendous.

The Louis Vuitton Taurillon Backpack (named for the type of leather it uses) is a small piece of the masculine-luxury look that Jones has built, but it’s a good representative for the vibe that permeates much of the brand’s men’s bags. It’s luxurious and simple; minimal, but not in an architecturally aggressive way. It has a traditionalism to it, and the design is well-edited enough that it doesn’t make men who don’t want to carry a purse feel like that’s what they’re doing.

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