Friday, 18 January 2008

Raf Simons and Eastpak

Raf Simons has teamed up with eastpak in this fancy backpack collaboration. Eastpak is best known for their iconic backpack shapes worn by millions and Raf Simons... well, to be honest i didn't even know who he was before this collab. But apparently is a belgian fashion designer who started off as a product designer.

He was probably best known as the creative director of Jil Sander. You can see that these bags are rather slouchy and dare i say oversized. They also have a very 80's feel about them, this especially comes through in the print design and colour blocking.

They also remind me a bit of the marc jacobs strappy white canvas backpacks that i have featured in here earlier.

The collaboration with eastpack seems to be a great partnership, a real refresher to their long standing iconic styles but with a pricetag of about €300 i don't think i will be seeing young skaters sporting them.

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