Originally launched in 2016, Louis Vuitton’s Horizon luggage range now has a new look in the form of Horizon Soft. The rolling luggage is the latest in luggage innovation and was designed by Marc Newson who is a true icon in the realm of design.
The Horizon Soft is created for the modern traveller with ground-breaking features including a thermos-formed 3D knit outer-shell with a double-sided jacquard that features Newman’s interpretation of the Louis Vuitton Monogram. The knit is fully fashioned in a custom made technical yarn that includes elastic and thermos-fusible threads, using a seamless knitting technology, a process that has been tailored specifically to the needs of Louis Vuitton. This one-piece knit is then formed to give it the shape.
It is given a water-repellent treatment to ensure it is practical for all climates. Cuts for pockets and zips are made with ultra-sound cutting techniques and the stitching is replaced with tape which is fused through heat setting.
Thanks to Marc Newman’s unique and stylish design, the Horizon Soft is lightweight yet strong and resistant. The trolley weighs just 2.9kg for the cabin size. The trolley is finished with an anodised aluminium extendable cane which has been relocated outside from within the bag, adding both structure and strength as well as increasing packing space. The cane handle is covered in leather for elegance and embodies the historic Louis Vuitton style.
Every component was custom-designed so not to mirror anything else on the market. This includes the aluminium 3-digit combination zip-pull lick system that is TSA approved. The lock comes in silver, champagne or dark grey. The two wheels have been engineered to be as silent as possible.
Newman spoke of the design: “This can be defined as disruptive simply because no one has done it; it’s innovation really… I’m a frequent traveller and like a lot of people I know I’m travelling nonstop so I know what I want my luggage to do and I don’t think I’m alone. Travel is so intrinsically linked to luxury, from the historical context to a functional context. The two just go hand in hand really.”
The rolling luggage collection is now in Louis Vuitton stores and is available in a number of colours and sizes.