Louis Vuitton and BMW have joined forces to create a revolutionary way of looking at travel
Let’s leave the romantic notion of steamer ships as a mode of transport behind us, as well as the use of old-fashioned trunks for our luggage. Louis Vuitton has once again re-invented stylish, modern suitcases and bags to use when traveling from A to B. Louis Vuitton has teamed up with BMW in a collaboration with innovative vehicle manufacturer BMW to bring you the next generation of products for traveling light and lightning fast. Louis Vuitton has crafted futuristic luggage in carbon fiber that has been designed exclusively to use when traveling in the brand new, electric BMW i8.
Of course, LV hasn’t sacrificed any stylish elements to make these iconic pieces of luggage fit with the beautiful new vehicle. But has gone that extra mile to ensure that its suitcases, suit bags and other pieces are every bit as modern and functional as the revolutionary new BMW i8 itself.
With the same innovation used to create the first steamer trunk in 1901, Louis Vuitton’s new pieces are designed to slip into the new vehicle with ease. Each item is specially created to fit into the car. More than a century ago, the esteemed bag maker created a chauffeur’s bag to fit into the spare tire of a car, a lunch box and a special medicine chest, items whose usefulness were as important as their elegance. LV used that same creativity when creating pieces to fit into this forward-thinking vehicle, the BMWi8, the progressive sports car created from light, super-strong carbon fiber.
The collection of four contemporary luggage pieces took long months to perfect. Each piece in the new collection features either a soft body or thermo-formed structure specifically created to fit into its own niche in the vehicle’s passenger compartment. Everything fits together and stacks perfectly. The use of carbon fiber combined with luxe leather is very cutting edge. LV’s take is a textile fiber with remarkable technological qualities, strong yet extremely lightweight, woven into a charcoal grey fabric with a perforated microfiber lining and laminated with an electric blue coating. The result: featherweight luggage that combines futuristic innovation with Louis Vuitton’s inimitable style.
The result of this groundbreaking collaboration is noteworthy and offers an unprecedented experience in the realm of ultra-luxury travel.