Raf Simons x Eastpak Is Dreamy Punk Nostalgia
Raf Simons and Eastpak have teamed up to celebrate five years and ten seasons of Raf Simons x Eastpak collaborations, "the tenth chapter of a longstanding partnership”, the press release tells us.
Delivering a collaborative set of backpacks for spring-summer 2020, the collection champions Raf’s trademark loop decals and punk rock inspirations with Eastpak’s durability in the classic Pakr silhouette.
The campaign, shot by renowned Belgian photographer Serge Leblon, makes use of colour and light to capture the vivid palette of the collection, yearning for the ‘70s punk era with leather and nonchalant models.
The three piece collection sees the reinvention of Eastpak’s Padded Doubl’r backpack under Simons’ keen eye, and introduces two new designs, the versatile Wasit Loop and Pocketbag Loop. Each style in the collection features detachable pockets and Raf’s signature metal ring details.
Available in seven colourways and printed with graphics and slogans referencing Simons’ homecoming to his “own private Antwerp” from “stoned America”, Raf’s ever-present ties to youth and subculture are clearer than ever.
Raf Simons x Eastpak is available now. Visit eastpak.com
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