One&Only Reethi Rah. Source: One&Only Resorts
One&Only Reethi Rah. Source: One&Only Resorts
Global resort chain One&Only has introduced their Heritage collection of exclusive custom-designed vintage Louis Vuitton keepall bags in collaboration with the Hong Kong-based design brand Jay Ahr.
Jay Ahr, founded by Belgium-born artist and designer Jonathan Riss is known for its reworked vintage designer bags. Riss travelled a lot and set up his own embroidery atelier in Mumbai before launching his brand in 2005.

Inspired by 10 One&Only resort locations, these bags tell a compelling story and are embroidered with designs that depict each location’s natural beauty and rich culture.
Here’s a look at some of them.
One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
One&Only Roysl Mirage. Source: One&Only Resorts
One&Only Royal Mirage. Source: One&Only Resorts
This bag is an ode to the traditional Arabian craftsmanship and heritage of carpet weaving and their warm hospitality.
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One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
One&Only Reethi Rah. Source: One&Only Resorts
One&Only Reethi Rah. Source: One&Only Resorts
This abstract design features the crystal clear waters of the Maldives and its spectacular marine life. Coral reefs and aquatic patterns have been carefully embroidered onto it.
One&Only Cape Town, South Africa
One&Only Cape Town. Source: One&Only Resorts
One&Only Cape Town. Source: One&Only Resorts
This bag pays tribute to one of the world’s greatest leaders in history, Nelson Mandela. It symbolises his ability to unite people.
One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia
One&Only Wolgan Valley. Source: One&Only Resorts
One&Only Wolgan Valley. Source: One&Only Resorts
This piece features contemporary lyrics and cultural symbols like Kangaroos, the national animal of Australia.
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One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, Rwanda
One&Only Gorilla's Nest. Source: One&Only Resorts
One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. Source: One&Only Resorts
The Rwanda resort enables guests to interact with endangered Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat. Hence, this piece features Gorillas in lush foliage.
One&Only Nyungwe House, Rwanda
One&Only Nyungwe House. Source: One&Only Resorts
One&Only Nyungwe House. Source: One&Only Resorts
This masterpiece has been inspired by the vibrant local patterns of Rwanda. It also has some lyrics from Rwanda’s moving musical tribute ‘Million Voices’.

One&Only Palmilla, Mexico
One&Only Palmilla. Source: Instagram -  One&Only Resorts
One&Only Palmilla. Source: Instagram –  One&Only Resorts
This design has been inspired by Mexican holiday ‘Day of the Dead’, which has inspired many fashion circles across the world. It features skulls in colourful embroidery.
For each resort, only two keepall bags have been designed. They are available for purchase exclusively at One&Only boutiques in the respective resorts.
You can also buy them by writing to neoboutique@oneandonlyresorts.com.

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