It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Wes Anderson.
His highly-stylized movies capture Preppy characters that seem to have been pulled straight from J.D. Salinger stories.
Not my favorite film of his, but a good one none the less, is the Darjeeling Limited.
A humble little film that chronicles 3 brothers as they travel across India in search of themselves and the men they were supposed to be.
Sure, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman and Adrian Brody may technically be the stars…….but I think the real star of this movie is the luggage.
Designed by Wes’s brother Eric Chase Anderson, and produced by the then-creative-director for Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs, the matching luggage is a metaphor for the emotional baggage the brothers carry around with them after their father’s death.
Italian, Alberto Favaretto was smitten with Wes Anderson’s movies too. A few years ago, he designed a notebook inspired by Anderson’s film, Moonrise Kingdom, that took off like wildfire. So he started making other Wes Anderson influenced pieces; Margot Tenenbaum iPhone cases, Grand Budapest Hotel note cards and Team Steve Zissou swim trunks.
Most recently, his company, Very Troubled Child – a phrase taken directly from Moonrise Kingdom, started producing the infamous luggage of the Darjeeling Limited’s Whitman brothers with rave reviews.
There’s a weekender bag;
And, most importantly for traveling, a passport cover.
Each piece is completely constructed by hand, of Italian leather, to order.
Very Troubled Child even offers the the option of a hand-painted monogram.
But I’d go with the monogramming.
Wes Anderson would.