Louis Vuitton’s latest bag is also a smartphone

Secure the bag and the call simultaneously

Last night, Nicolas Ghesquière presented his latest collection for Louis Vuitton, Cruise 2020. Taking over the TWA Flight Center at New York’s JFK airport, the show was the latest stop on the designer’s world tour – after he previously presented his mid-season collections everywhere from Fondation Maeght to the Miho Museum in Kyoto. 

“I was lucky enough to have landed at the TWA Flight Centre in the late 90s. It was something I could never forget,” the designer says on the choice of location. “This place was forgotten for 20 years, and now has come back to life. It’s like a sanctuary that’s been revived and seeing it enchant anew in a different iteration, as a hotel, is a great pleasure.”

Featuring faces like D100 model and Dazed cover star Krow, and guests including Peggy Gou – head to @dazedfashion to see her takeover of the show – the collection explored the relationship between Paris and New York. Among the accessories, there was a number of standout bags that appeared to have small television screens in them. In fact, they were prototypes for a handbag-cum-smartphone called the ‘Connected’.

When the bag is released, users will be able to connect via WiFi and display content from a dedicated Louis Vuitton platform. This isn’t the first time the Parisian house has taken us to 3019. At Virgil Abloh’s AW19 show, his second menswear collection for the label, he sent out a bag with rainbow fibre optic lights making up the famous monogram. 

Watch the full show above.