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A promo photo of Louis Vuitton tailor-made luggage for BMW i8
Louis Vuitton creates tailor-made luggage for BMW i8

Exceptional luggage for an exceptional automobile. Louis Vuitton, the pioneer of the art of travel, has created a tailor-made set of luggage for the most progressive sports car - the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. The innovative collection of luggage comprises two travel bags, a business case and a garment bag. To ensure optimal use of space, the luggage items have been tailor-made to fit perfectly into the interior of the revolutionary BMW i8. “BMW and Louis Vuitton share both a profound appreciation of tradition
and a commitment to constant further development,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice-President
BMW Group Design. “The use of CFRP in the revolutionary BMW i8 sports car is indicative of an intelligent lightweight construction philosophy. And Louis Vuitton has demonstrated a similar belief in innovation, aesthetics and lightweight design in creating an exclusive luggage collection tailored
perfectly to the new BMW i8.” The understated carbon-black of this luggage range matches the
colours of the BMW i8. Its sophisticated look comes courtesy of the unmistakable chequered Damier pattern - a Louis Vuitton hallmark - and a laser-etched Louis Vuitton signature.


Black and electric blue used in the microfibre lining take their cue from the trademark brand colours of the BMW i8 and bag handles are made from dyed natural leather, a sign of Louis Vuitton quality. All items in the collection come with leather name tags and the iconic Louis Vuitton padlock with the exception of the garment bag. Patrick-Louis-Vuitton, Head of Special Orders at Louis Vuitton and great grandson of the House’s founder, says, “This collaboration with BMW i epitomises our shared values of creativity, technological innovation and style. Our craftsmen at Louis Vuitton have enjoyed the challenge of
this very special project, using their ingenuity and attention to detail to create a truly made to measure set of luxury luggage. This is a pure expression of the art of travel.”

Inspired by the visionary design of the BMW i8, the bags and cases - like the sports car’s innovative passenger cell - are made entirely from carbon fibre. This particularly lightweight yet extremely sturdy high-tech material has been used by Louis Vuitton to create a special textile. It provides great robustness and strength, and as such is made for the rigours of travel - no matter how long and arduous the drive.

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