Globe-Trotter and New & Lingwood’s knockout collaboration

Stunning silk linings by New & Lingwood single out this bespoke trunk series

The New & Lingwood silk lining options include hot pink peacocks
The New & Lingwood silk lining options include hot pink peacocks

The new Kenneth Branagh-directed adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, bringing together Dench, Depp and Dafoe among others, will be steaming into cinemas next month where – for luggage aficionados – the elegant suitcases and travel paraphernalia will be just as seductive as the 1930scostumes.

The lining can also be made in turquoise, and the trunk can be monogrammed
The lining can also be made in turquoise, and the trunk can be monogrammed

This then is the perfect time for a collaboration between Jermyn Street outfitters New & Lingwood and Globe-Trotter on a collection of beautifully crafted bespoke trunks (from £1,675).

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The design process starts from the outside in, when the client selects one of 13 colours for Globe-Trotter’s vulcanised fibreboard cases and from a choice of eight for the leather straps, handles and corners. The fastenings and locks can come in either polished brass or chrome – useful on a train like Agatha Christie’s Orient Express of course, where crime is rife.

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The inside of the case is where New & Lingwood comes into play, with eye-popping 100 per cent silk linings, handwoven in Suffolk, punctuated with peacocks – in either hot pink or, more vibrant still, turquoise with pale pink plumes. Monogramed initials complete the trunk – although as a passenger on the Orient Express, given that false identity gives the plot most of its twists and turns, perhaps this gives the game away. M Poirot might just be on the case…

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