Spring Summer 2009 is the third season for the Raf Simons / Eastpak collaboration. The collaboration has proved a huge success and the stories keep getting stronger and the bags sexier each season.
The inspiration is haute travel, its a futuristic, modern approach to the romance of old fashioned travelling.
The story comes through clearly in the leather detailing and touches such as the luggage tag and use of metallic leathers.
The bag styles are modern interpretations of old fashioned styles. Backpacks remain slouchy but keep details such as buckes and traditionally cut leather.
I had a sneak peak at the spring summer collection at Bread and Butter this year and took some extra shots of the detailing. The mirror effect leather compliments the the navy blue thick canvas on this oversized hobo.
The styles are also all unisex which also compliments eastpak's brand.
The denim works in with the natural belting leather on this slouchy backpack.
Eastpak's sporty heritage comes out with the use of mesh which adds a futuristic and modern edge to this travel bag with traditionally shaped handles.