Since its foundation in 1854, travel has been at the heart of French luxury brand Louis Vuitton. It’s the cornerstone of LV menswear designer Kim Jones’ collections for the legendary label, and each season he finds new ways to express these travel-focused pursuits. For his just-shown Spring 2017 collection, he combined childhood memories from Africa with the punk aesthetic she grew up with, which sounds crazy and it was in the best possible way.
Louis Vuitton takes inspiration from the classic Malle Courier Trunk for the new Monogram Eclipse collection.
Last spring it was a mix of Japanese, Indonesian and Chinese influences. You get the picture. For fall 2016, he delved into the enduring mystique of Paris. And it was in that collection, inspired by the City of Light, that Jones unveiled his latest innovation for the house’s famed luggage and accessories: a decidedly dark twist on the iconic Monogram logo.
Inspired by the classic Malle Courier Trunk, the same luxurious techniques are applied in these products. Each item features smooth leather details and dark gray metal accents.
The collection includes a full range of leather goods and travel items specifically aimed at boys. Along with standbys such as a briefcase and a classic messenger, Monogram Eclipse introduces four new bag shapes: the Backpack Explorer (a hybrid satchel-slash backpack), the larger Messenger Voyager and two travel bags: the Keepall Voyager and the Travel Bag Explorer.
Also, several other bags, belts, wallets, iPhone case, gloves and sunglasses are available in the new line. As well as Derby shoes, military-inspired ankle boots, and sneakers.
If you’re one of those guys who go for Vuitton, but brown and gold aren’t your thing, then this might just be the collection you’ve been waiting for.
We just have to be patient, the new Louis Vuitton Monogram Eclipse Collection will be available in the Louis Vuitton Boutiques from July 15th. Enter the wonderful world of Louis Vuitton.