When it comes to traveling, one of the most important things you can bring along is a good companion – not a friend or a lover, no, we’re talking about a good piece of luggage. Think about it: a good suitcase rolls alongside you every step of the journey, you depend on it to store the various treasures you pick up throughout your travels, protect them from the elements, and safely transport your belongings from A to B until you’ve reached home once again. But sometimes baggage can be a bore.
Luckily there’s Lipault, a Parisian brand making indispensable travel cases that never compromise style for superior function. Their colourful, young, and free-spirited offerings ensure that your desire for self-expression can be fulfilled by your carry-on just as much as it can with your clothes.
Recently, Lipault teamed up with iconic French designer Jean Paul Gaultier – he of the Madonna cone bra and mesh ‘tattoo’ shirts – to collaborate on an exclusive capsule line of luggage that infuses Gaultier’s enfant terrible spirit with Lipault’s practicality and bon vivant.
The collection consists of a series of cases that merge Gaultier’s famous pinstripes with the efficiency of the best-selling Lipault Spinner case. The result is a sleek line of rolling suitcases that merge whimsy with class. Named the Travel collection, the cases fuse luxe leather with durable nylon for a classic exterior and feature a highly unexpected powder pink interior. The largest version of the suitcase even includes fasteners reminiscent of Gaultier’s legendary bustier.
Beyond the Travel selection, the collection includes backpacks, shoppers, handbags, and wallets made exclusively from the highest-quality leather, available in lustrous shades of burgundy and black. These bags also happen to be expandable, which helps ameliorate the traveler’s burden of bringing back more items than you left home with. Not to mention each item is stamped with a metal plate that features Jean Paul Gaultier’s logo.
The collection is elegant yet offbeat, quirky yet restrained. It’s perfect for the woman who intends to make an impact without uttering a single word. No wonder the campaign is fronted by Hanne-Gaby Odiele, the Dutch model and street style star who is known just as much for her outspoken personality and irreverent style as she is for her versatility as a model.
View the entire Lipault x Jean-Paul Gaultier capsule collection below.