HORIZON SOFT: LOUIS VUITTON involves Marc Newson in a new travel collection

Over the centuries, Louis Vuitton’s spacious trunks have held the personal belongings of travelers crossing far-away lands  ̶  from ordinary people like traders or students to renowned icons such as writer Ernest Hemingway, artist Henri Matisse, and fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld.

Aged only sixteen, the founder of the French fashion house already had a defined goal in mind: to revolutionize future generations’ lives with practical travel bags to carry on board thehorse-drawn carriages, ships or trains in use back then.

When photographer Nadar asked for a customized cabin trunk, he marked a turning point in the design of  LV bags, as those functional travel pieces turned into stylish accessories that all explorers of the world longed for.

Embellished with the house’s signature monogram, these designed trunks have followed past and present travelers in their wanderings, keeping their essentials safe through the Tumbler lock, an innovative five-tumbler locking system.

Today, Vuitton’s legendary history in travel design goes on, as its creations evolve to cater to modern globetrotters’ needs.

The French house has just released its second collection in collaboration with Australian designer Marc Newson: Horizon Soft features trolleys coming with outer shells in a thermoformed 3D-material woven on double-sided jacquard, an expressly designed, water-repellent, high-tech yarn enriched by the brand’s printed pattern.

Newson himself took care of every single finishing touch and detail of the trolleys  ̶  an extendable aluminum handle topped in cowhide leather, two small, silent wheels, and a zipper closure with a three-digit combination lock (coming in silver, champagne or dark grey).

The result is a compact, cabin-size bag with a resistant lightweight structure weighing 2.9 kg only, coming both in bright colors like orange and yellow, or sober tones such as classic black, grey and monogram.

The advertising campaign featuring Karlie Kloss and Kris Wu celebrates the sense of freedom travelling inspires, a long-cherished value of LV’s.

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Letizia Bellitti
Curious by nature and passionate about everything creative. I have been writing for several years, and I have always been interested in fashion and design. Writing about fashion, art and design is the best way for me to share my passion with others.

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