Limitless possibilities of stylish gear that will shape the future of luxury travel

By Archana Aithal Rose

Thom Browne
Of the eight times that designer Thom Browne has been nominated by the Council of Fashion Designers of America as the best menswear designer of the year, he has won no fewer than three times. After completing a business degree at Notre Dame, Browne tried acting in LA, and while auditioning for roles, he discovered a penchant for altering vintage men’s styles with the current co designer of Libertine, Johnson Hartig. Browne then moved to New York to work as a salesman for Giorgio Armani, but design prowess landed him a job at Club Monaco. He launched his own label in 2001, concentrating on suits and jackets (which he wore as a canny advertising move). Since then, Browne has collaborated with Brooks Brothers, opened his own made to measure store in NYC, and forayed into womenswear as of 2011’s New York Fashion Week. His emphasis on impeccable tailoring with attention to extreme interior construction has made him a designer cut apart from the rest.

Thom Browne

Rockin’ roller
All credit goes to designer Mark Newson for creating Horizon, a line of rolling luggage for Louis Vuitton, and one that puts a new spin on contemporary travel. Newson’s own obsession with packing everything he needs into a medium sized bag led to the invention of a product that is simply the epitome of intelligent traveling. The new collection of the Horizon trunk, Horizon 7.0, is now available with impressive tweaks, including a check in sized model with a tracking system that allows travelers to check on luggage location via the LV pass app. His trunks are also getting roomier on the inside, all constructed in LV’s signature materials. $3,990,

LV Horizon 7.0

For the past decade or so, fashionable folk on the go have been quizzed increasingly by style journalists as to whom they are wearing. It’s a question that needed to be asked, in part due to the typical absence of visible branding on travel togs. In the early 2000s, marketing heads everywhere decided that flaunting a label spelled crass, but wearing it subtly meant class, and thanks to fashion’s notorious reputation of repeating itself, branding is back. Big bold logos plastered across tee shirts, jackets, and accessories made a huge splash on the 2018 travel wear runways

Large Tiger Canvas Backpack
This large pack with a trendy urban style and psychedelic effects is embellished with detailed embroidery, and the fashion house’s brand name emblazoned on the front pocket. $245,



Gucci Cotton Sweatshirt with Wolf Head Appliqués
What better way to pay homage to the brand whose director, Alessandro Michele singularly brought back the logo trend, than by wearing its own bold nameplate? With references to nature and animals, this sweatshirt rocks their signature logo in bright yellow. $1,580,

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