As seen from the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2011 Menswear Show, the Louis Vuitton Cuir Indra collection is a refined modern fusion of style and practicality and evokes the iconic tradition of the Louis Vuitton’s traditional travel pieces.
Named after a Hindu deity which is usually depicted riding atop an elephant, Cuir Indra is crafted from calfskin that is embossed to achieve the pronounced grains of elephant leather. The pieces are adorned with strikingly huge golden brass locks, reproduced from vintage Louis Vuitton trunks.
The Cuir Indra collection consists of three pieces: a handy Clutch Historique, a sleek Portfolio, and a striking Travel Bag. Learn more about them below.
Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection pushes the use of the ‘man clutch’. Pioneering this trend is the Clutch Historique in the striking elephant hide embossed leather. The clutch is then adorned with a vintage inspired golden brass trunk lock for that touch of sophistication and heritage. It can be carried by hand with an optional strap. A great day/night accessory.
Inside, Clutch Historique features a zipped pocket and 2 compartments and lined with Calf leather. Cuir Indra Clutch Historique measures 10″ x 6.3″ x 2″. Available at Louis Vuitton stores for US$3150.
Carry business documents with style and elegance with the sleek Cuir Indra Portfolio. It measures 13.8″ x 10.6″ x 2.4″ with an A4-sized main compartment and interior double flat pocket. Calf leather lines the interior, while an imposing lock inspired by vintage Louis Vuitton trunks acts as the bag’s centerpiece.
Cuir Indra Portfolio is available at Louis Vuitton stores for US$3600.
48 Hours Travel Bag
With the Fall 2011 Men’s collection inspired by the ultra simplified elegance of Amish style with hints of Lynchian overtones, the Cuir Indra 48 Hours Travel Bag is a piece an “unworldly boy wanderer carries as he discovers the world”.
With its masculine curved shape enhanced by its bold vintage-inspired trunk lock, Cuir Indra 48 Hours Travel Bag celebrates Louis Vuitton’s rich travel heritage. The bag can be carried in two ways thanks to its round handles for comfortable hand carry and an adjustable and removable shoulder strap with patch for shoulder carry. Inside, 48 Hours Travel Bag offers generous space and has an interior zipped pocket… Calf leather lines the interior.
Cuir Indra 48 Hours Travel Bag measures 20″ x 13″ x 9.8″. Available at Louis Vuitton stores for US$7500.
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