For Fall 2015, Nicolas Ghesquière, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton, has re-imagined the French house’s signature trunk in form of the season’s IT bag. Dubbed as the digital toolbox of today and a bieng part of the Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2015 collection, the new handbags are box-shaped, miniature versions of the monogrammed Louis Vuitton trunks.Guardian reports that the idea for a miniature trunk was part of Ghesquière original pitch for the Vuitton job, and a concept which LVMH owner Bernard Arnault himself was much taken with. By giving a high-tech, avant-garde twist to the classic trunk bag, the designer has paid tribute to the French brand’s rich heritage.While Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2015 show took place inside metallic domes, the new digi-box bags hit the runway shaped out of aluminum, fiberglass, copper and carbon. Designed to cater to the current generation’s digital needs, the trunk has been reinvented with pockets for iPads, chargers and the rest of the user’s digital kit.
Ghesquière summed up by stating “Because when you travel, what do you need most? Your iPhone, your iPad, your charger. So these digital toolboxes, these are the explorer’s boxes of our time.” He also added that the bags, most of all reflected exactly the state of mind he is in now with Vuitton.