For Fall 2018, Louis Vuitton has released a capsule collection of handbags called the Time Trunk line, which features trompe l'oeil trunk detailing over the top of, among other things, the brand's classic monogram print. If that sounds oddly familiar, it's because for Summer 2018, Louis Vuitton released a capsule collection of handbags with illustrated trunk details over, among other things, the brand's classic monogram. I didn't like that group of bags so much, but thankfully, this one is a lot better. Sometimes the second time is the charm.
When you compare those two collections, you see just how much a good idea is nothing without solid execution. The Time Trunk collection takes a more vintage approach to the illustrations than the summer collection did, which means they're more muted and less cartoonish, with an overall more luxurious feel. On the pieces that use monogram, the execution of the print is also a little different than on standard bags—it's more blurred and painterly, which makes it resemble the monogram canvas on the brand's historical trunks. If monogram isn't your thing, there are also bags that use different backgrounds, which are a little more visually simple.
These bags are part of the brand's Fall 2018 collection, which is online and in boutiques now. The Time Trunk line also includes some silks and small accessories. Check the bags out below.