Here we have a look at Eastpak’s collaboration with Wood Wood for Spring 2012. Dubbed, “Desertion”, the collection features a strong military influence It’s done right here and we wouldn’t mind having a few of the pieces in our closet. The bags come in a range of styles, all offered up in a desert canvas finish.
Kris Van Assche and Eastpak continue to dish out some amazing collaborative pieces. Their Fall 2012 collection infuses some Sander-esque blue into the mix alongside a ton of black. The lineup also brings a stronger leather presence than collections past. More looks below.
Online retailer Oki-Ni has just gotten some new stock, most notably Eastpak’s collaboration with Rick Owens. The backpack maker’s had a string of solid collabs, and this series of bags were co-designed by Rick Owens under his DRKSHDW line. The result happens to be waxed canvas backpacks and duffels in shades of black to gray reminiscent of QWSTION‘s line of travel bags a few seasons ago. I only say that because I purchased a piece and the color and material is nearly identical.
But don’t worry, these bags have Rick Owens written all over them. This collection is truly unique and innovative; pieces have been produced without traditional sewn stitching and use a revolutionary welding technique that gives a distinct streamlined look. All items have been dry stone washed to give a naturally worn-in texture and each item in the line is accessorised with a DRKSHDW lanyard and coin purse.
Buy It: Starting at $300 at Oki-Ni
Raf Simons and Eastpak began collaborating in 2005 and their visionary success has yet to falter. The Spring-Summer 2009 line is titled, MATERIAL WORLD.
The silhouette of the classic travel bag bring attention to detail with a combination of full grain leather fusioned with a metallic mesh or canvas. The main material, mental edge and the overall styling of the metal material of the hardware bring to light the texture quality. (more…)