The Original Travel Bag
Created in 1930 as one of the house’s original styles, Louis Vuitton’s Keepall has become an iconic mainstay of luxury travel. The recognizable silhouette was (and still is) immensely popular as a functional and fashionable on-the-go companion. The Keepall boasts a durable construction and spacious interior, met with a sleek and simple aesthetic. Essentially, a travel bag versatile enough to bring just about anywhere.
As with many Louis Vuitton styles, the Keepall has been reimagined numerous times. Capsule collections, artist collaborations and innovative creative directors have all had a major impact on the popularity of this classic style. The incredible thing about Louis Vuitton is that each collection seems to be just as sought-after as the next. With so many interpretations to explore, why settle for the original?
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite versions of the Louis Vuitton Keepall, and apparently we’re not the only ones obsessed with it. Celebrities and influencers have been flashing their Keepalls on social media for months now, only furthering its status as a travel essential. So this week, we’ll dive into what exactly makes these pieces so special and as an added bonus…many of them are available to shop right now. Scroll on.
INNOVATIVE CREATIVE DIRECTORS
Louis Vuitton’s past creative directors have certainly made their marks on the brand- in both the literal and figurative sense. The directors expertly merge their own distinctive style and modern day influences with the house’s brand signatures. Their unique design aesthetics are what make these collections instantly recognizable. Whether it’s a fresh approach to a classic piece or an unexpected collaboration, Louis Vuitton is continuously elevated by the creative directors. From Marc Jacobs to Nicolas Ghesquière and Kim Jones to Virgil Abloh, their impact on the brand continues well past their tenure. Browse Keepalls from ingenious creative directors below.
Louis Vuitton is known for their partnerships and collaborations, so much so that it has become part of the brand’s identity. The house has an undeniable knack for representing fashion as a form of art while still maintaining their heritage. And while the creative directors play a pivotal role in devising these unions, it’s the artists and brands on the other end of the collaboration who truly make these collections unique. Some of the highlighted collabs include Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, Japanese fashion designer Nigo, American fashion designer Stephen Sprouse, and American skateboarding brand Supreme – just to name a few. Check out some Keepalls from the iconic collaborations below.