For Spring/Summer 2014, the Louis Vuitton traveler moves from the East to the West Coast of the United States. Let loose with the mythology of the American road trip in its many incarnations, yet never neglecting the practical and luxurious actuality of such an endeavor, the Spring/Summer 2014 collection embraces the narratives that make up a golden, global view of America.
“The collection is really about the freedom of the road and that freedom itself being luxurious” says Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Studio and Style Director. “The clothing should have that do-what-you-want attitude. It’s a road trip drawing on elements of classic American culture from clothes, music to souvenirs. It’s the changing environment from city to forest to desert; that journey in a day from snow covered mountains to cacti in the desert that you can only really seem to have in America. Like the radio you listen to as you travel through the states.”
Embracing the iconography of classic American sportswear, utilitarian and formalwear – yet each given the inimitable, hyper-luxurious Vuitton view – the collection encompasses a notion of chic eclecticism. Building from a contemporary take on sixties varsity preppy, taking in the free-ranging spirit of the outdoorsman, nodding to the counter-culture credo and finally culminating in the sophisticated formality of the prom.
The bags in turn feature a distinctly on-the-road feel this season. A soft, roomy, luggage construction predominates, hybridized between the suitcase and the rucksack. A perforated take on the classic Damier pattern appears mainly in caramel Nomade leather – a colour theme that is also transposed to key items of leather outerwear in the collection.
Nomade Damier Oversize
Inspired by the Damier pattern, the great originality of the Nomade Damier Oversize line is found in the see-through effect created by the large, rice-grain perforations embellishing the leather. These holes, reflect the blend of savoir-faire and innovation so treasured at Louis Vuitton. With its inner leather pocket and suede lining, the Cabas North-South and Cabas East-West will surely delight connoisseurs seeking both exceptional materials and great functionality.
Nomade Damier Oversize Cabas North-South
Size: 13.4″ x 16.9″ x 5.1″
Nomade Damier Oversize Cabas East-West
Size: 16.1″ x 16.1″ x 7.9″
Nomade Grand Damier
For the Spring/Summer 2014 show, the Damier is reworked in a new version traced in micro-perforations, created hole by hole: the Nomade Grand Damier.
Nomade Grand Damier Keepall 45 Bandoulière
Size: 17.7″ x 10.6″ x 7.9″
Color: Cognac, Taupe
The classic shape of the Keepall 45 Bandoulière is even more distinctive in Nomade Grand Damier, and thanks to this soft body-friendly leather it gives to travellers a very trendy silhouette.
Keepall 45 features an adjustable and removable shoulder strap, zipped closure with padlock, 1 interior zipped pocket, double interior flat pockets, leather luggage tag, palladium finished metallic hardware, scratch-resistant and washable polyamide and acrylic textile lining.
Nomade Grand Damier Néo Greenwich
Size: 18.1″ x 16.5″ x 9.1″
The Néo Greenwich’s iconic shape is even more adaptable thanks to the suppleness of the Nomade leather, and its square design makes it the perfect option for carrying folded items.
Nomade Grand Damier Sirius-à-Dos
Size: 22″ x 14.2″ x 7.1″
The Sirius suitcase is re-engineered to be hand-carried, shoulder-carried, and backpack carried for a very functional and extremely versatile use.