Louis Vuitton Travel Essentials

March 05, 2012 | Style & Beauty

Louis Vuitton welcomes an esteemed new menswear designer this spring, and with him a revamped collection of leather goods. Kim Jones, recently named 2011 Menswear Designer at the British Fashion Awards, takes advantage of Vuitton’s rich archives to create his spring collection of travel gear and everyday goods with Nomade leather—a buttery soft new leather in shades of olive green, burgundy, and tobacco. Although the collection offers everything from carry-all totes to briefcases, the highlight is the expedition gear. Jones drew on his childhood in Africa as inspiration for items such as an oversized weekender and binocular case. Hints of tribal colors and patterns are mixed in with expedition fabrics like structured cotton in the ready to wear, all tied together with rich earthy-toned accessories. Perfect for the nomadic, jet-setting lifestyle of Las Vegas, be it a weekend spa escape to Zion or a longer adventure, the entire leather collection acts as a great travel assistant. Cabas E/W duffle ($4,200) and binocular case ($3,900). Louis Vuitton. Crystals, CityCenter

PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN KLUTCH

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