As summer nears, Louis Vuitton turns once again to LV By the Pool, a collection that brings the desire for exotic travel into everyday lifestyle. Like a tropical dream interpreted through a multitude of new products, this is an inspired journey that celebrates the season of escape, conjuring the feeling of wanderlust and revelling in vibrant designs. Across ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, textiles, accessories and more, the collection is rich with natural materials and vivid colour, offering a lush, transversal rediscovery of the themes that are true to Louis Vuitton.

Whether relaxing beachside or wandering through small towns, ready-to-wear proposes vacation dressing that exudes a laid-back allure. Splashed across relaxed separates and flattering swimwear, the season’s key prints include the Monogram reimagined as a detailed tile motif, lush botanical graphics that shift between sophisticated and playful and a wicker trompe l’oeil. Breezy shirts become statement pieces that combine effortlessly with trousers and skirts in chic yet comfortable silhouettes. Infusions of coral, hot pink and Caribbean blue counterbalance elegant white and sandy neutrals. An interplay of loose and fitted proportions highlight the body for self-assured style that extends from hot days into sultry nights.

With free-spirited character and elevated craft, the bags of LV By the Pool stand out for their artful and tactile animations. The Monogram reappears as a uniquely treated cotton denim on the LetGo tote, as well as a tiled watercolour effect in eye-catching blue or orange across key styles such as the OnTheGo, Coussin and the Neverfull. In natural, hand-crocheted raffia accented with leather detailing, the Nano Speedy and Noé bucket, showcase a summery spin on the Maison’s artisanal, savoir-faire. Also novel are the Capucines styles in wicker and rattan, which entail intricate French basketry and braiding techniques that nod to the Malle Pique-Nique from 1892. The tropical theme is further explored with the Capucines, Capushell and Twist models in two captivating ‘Pearly’ finishes: a wavy surface of hand-embroidered tube beads and an iridescent, gradient airbrushed calfskin.