MONO­GRAM ECLIPSE KEEPALL

The Peak (Singapore) - - The Hot Seat -

In the 1900s, a must-have lux­ury for some high-end train trav­ellers was the Louis Vuit­ton steamer trunk, decked out in the fa­mil­iar brown and gold mono­gram logo – a pat­tern of flow­ers and qua­tre­foils cre­ated by Louis Vuit­ton’s son, Ge­orges, in 1896.

With the ad­vent of new modes of long-dis­tance travel, the brand’s Keepall bag emerged in 1930 to be­come the must-have for fash­ion­able glo­be­trot­ters ev­ery­where. To­day, the French mai­son again re­freshes its codes by pair­ing the ver­sa­tile car­rier with a cool, new ver­sion of its mono­gram.

01 SHADOW PLAY

Re­cently in­tro­duced in the Fall/ Win­ter 2016/17 men’s col­lec­tion, the Mono­gram Eclipse can­vas bag fea­tures cool grey and black tones that make it a sleeker, fresher coun­ter­part to the tra­di­tional Mono­gram in brown and gold. It is paired with hard­ware in shiny, dark-grey metal.

02 A WOR­THY COM­PAN­ION

The Keepall was orig­i­nally cre­ated as a sup­ple­men­tary bag, to be stashed at the bot­tom of your lug­gage and taken out when re­quired. To­day, the roomy and light­weight car­rier, which comes in var­i­ous sizes, can still be folded and tucked away when not in use, but is more likely to be used as a pri­mary travel bag for con­ve­nience.

03 IT TAKES TWO

When her­itage la­bels col­lab­o­rate with edgy artists or brands, the for­mer’s most iconic prod­ucts make the best can­vas for ex­per­i­men­ta­tion, re­main­ing recog­nis­able de­spite new de­tails. Here, Ja­panese streetwear la­bel Frag­ment De­sign puts its own im­print on the Keepall with reflective sil­ver stripes; its logo on a broad black stripe; and iri­des­cent hard­ware.

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