Making its debut during the resort 2015 season, the beauty of Louis Vuitton's Twist shoulder bag lies within its unassuming charm. Inspired by the maison's Pochette Trapeze, the elegance of the Twist lock and sturdy epi leather body is testament to the brand's expertise in crafting supreme leather goods. Couple artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière's creative eye and Louis Vuitton's unparalleled craftsmanship, the new icon is enlivened each season with intricate, one-of-a-kind detailing.

For spring/summer 2016, the playful side of the maison shines through. Enlisting the vivid hues and winged creatures of variegated tropics, punchy gradated tones, patchwork leather birds and sequinned owls proffer a slice of that island paradise. If you're stuck pounding the pavement in a concrete jungle, think of this as investing in a fashion escapade — a welcome reprieve from reality that comes with bonus style points to boot. What's not to love?

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The spring/summer 2016 Twist bags are available at Louis Vuitton boutiques worldwide.