Launching at the New Bond Street store this evening, Louis Vuitton has partnered with the new BMW i8 to create an ergonomically designed luggage collection to fit with the cars design. When it comes to fashion and cars, I could not be happier, particularly when it is two brands I am very passionate about – also when Vuitton is the pioneer of the art of travel, and BMW dedicated to the excellence of both its comfort and style. The stunning Damier pattern has been used for this carbon fibre collection but whilst the innovation of the two weekender bags, garment bag and business case is a first for the house, they have not compromised on their heritage of craftsmanship.
Whilst retaining soft, the leather detailing and exceptionally sleek body of the pieces have also been designed to rest on top of each other, as well as within particular spaces in the BMW’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle. For example, The Garment Bag i8 sits perfectly on the parcel shelf, whilst the bigger The Weekender GM i8 fits seamlessly in the boot. With each piece incredibly light, the charcoal grey fabric with microfiber perforated lining has a slight tinge of electric blue on its body that will subtly match in with the car. Whilst I can not attend tonight’s launch, I will be taking a look in store very soon to experience this feat of engineering and craftsmanship.