Louis Vuitton's New Wave bag collection is now available in stores

Louis Vuitton's New Wave bag collection is now available in stores

A new classic

Text: Wei Yeen Loh

Louis Vuitton's new silhouette is making waves for all the right reasons

It's probably an understatement to say that Louis Vuitton is having an eventful year this 2018. From the debut of Virgil Abloh's collection during Men's Fashion Week to an all-new fragrance lineup for men, the brand is keeping us on our toes this season with plenty of must-haves. Case in point: The Louis Vuitton New Wave collection. Bag lovers can look forward to one new silhouette to add to your arsenal, with this seriously chic range that you can wear from day to night.

If you already guessed this, the New Wave bag is inspired by the musical genre of the same name, reinterpreting the joyful spirit of the '80s in a refreshing way. You will find elements of the house's deeply-rooted heritage with modern touches on these bags, such as the multicoloured, graphic motif in a form of an undulating wave that is actually referenced from a trunk in the Louis Vuitton archives. Worth mentioning is the amazingly supple lambskin that each style comes in — all sporting a subtle quilted design that showcases the house's craft and expertise. 

All bags come with a multicolour rainbow silkscreen motif that spells out "Vuitton" on the removable handle, adding a kitschy, contemporary aesthetic to the silhouette. Also, the New Wave can be worn over the shoulder, cross-body, or short, allowing for versatility wherever you go. Carry it as a clutch to transition to night time for effortless ease, or wear it as a tote for a classic look. Those who love bags in timeless colours can opt for the black and red, while colour enthusiasts can pull off smoothie pink and Malibu green for summer — riffing off the insouciance of the Californian lifestyle.

Check out how you can carry this soon-to-be It-bag below:


The Louis Vuitton New Wave is available in stores now.