In this unusual year, travel and leisure have taken on a new, different meaning. For many of us, it means forgoing faraway destinations in favour of closer-to-home, laid-back retreats. From camping to boating, low-key getaways that allow us to reconnect with nature and take respite from stressful news are just what these challenging times call for—and Louis Vuitton is on the trail.
The brand has long been at the forefront of the finest travel accessories, known especially for its iconic trunks and custom-crafted hard cases. Now the maison reimagines its legacy tradition, infused with a measure of innovation for the current times: a new Backpack Trunk that embodies Louis Vuitton’s savoir-faire with all-new functionality, premiered at the Fall–Winter 2020 Menswear show.
Crafted in Asnières, France, home to Louis Vuitton’s first historical workshop, the trunk, which comes in a whimsical gradient-blue Monogram Cloud canvas or a reflective Monogram Mirror finish, toggles between use as a trunk hand-held by a top leather handle, and a backpack with two detachable leather straps. Honouring Louis Vuitton’s nomadic spirit of travel and adventure, the Mirror trunk also comes complete with a Monogram-printed water-repellent tent for two. Adorned with a cloud-patterned interior, the tent makes for the perfect hideaway for adventures far and near.