Marc Newson revamps Louis Vuitton luggage in bright colours

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Marc Newson revamps Louis Vuitton luggage in bright colours

Australian designer Marc Newson has reinvented Louis Vuitton's iconic trunks, making them lighter and more spacious on the inside (+ slideshow).

Alongside the classic monographed models, Newson's collection of New Rolling Luggage includes bright orange, pink and yellow versions with only minimal logos.

Marc Newson reinvents classic Louis Vuitton rolling luggage

The four-wheeled suitcases – which come in mini, cabin and maxi sizes – feature extendable handles that retract into the outside edge of the trunks, so as not to interfere with packing space.

A side handle for carrying and a padlock system have also been built into the side of the trunk.

Marc Newson reinvents classic Louis Vuitton rolling luggage

The smallest of the lightweight bags in the collection weighs just 2.9 kilograms, but its internal space is 13 per cent larger than similar bags.

Marc Newson reinvents classic Louis Vuitton rolling luggage

"We were able to achieve an extraordinary level of lightness through incredibly rigorous engineering," said Newson. "It was a bit like working in a Formula One set-up."

"We took the structure and moved it to the outside, where frankly it's much more needed than the inside – it frees up all this internal space."

Marc Newson reinvents classic Louis Vuitton rolling luggage

Newson has famously tried his hand at designing almost everything, and previously worked with the French fashion house on a range of backpacks.

His more recent products include a range of colourful kitchen appliances, a limited-edition silver tea service with handles made from mammoth tusks, and a set of pens for Montblanc.