Belgian designer Raf Simons and EASTPAK revealed their fourth collaboration together during Paris Fashion Week, on January 16th. Now this collection is ready to hit stores globally…Realized on EASTPAK’s iconic backpacks, the innovative techniques of design such as the blind hems and the hidden sewings create a discreet and harmonious game of patterns and shapes. By employing matching high end silky Jaquard fabrics and polished hardware it fits almost seemlessly in Raf Simons’ upcoming Fall/Winter collection, which saw its debut just a few days ago in Paris. Subtle detailing and innovative construction techniques, such as blind hems and hidden stitching create a discrete, yet premium, avant garde overall look and feel. Looser silhouettes, unbuttoned French cuffs and soft colors, that dandyish sensibility extended to the bags the models carried, representing the fourth installment of the designer’s collaboration with EASTPAK.
The Raf Simons x EASTPAK collection will be available from selected retailers as of this June in two striped patterns and two color blocks (purple, navy blue, black/silver and brown/navy blue).