Raf Simons did it first,Christopher Shannon put his special touch on it and Rick Owens definitely rocked it but yesterday Kris Van Assche gave EASTPAK bags his own interpretation of strong urban spirit engrained with cool elegance.
Incorporating the bags and rucksacks into his 13th collection for Fall/Winter 2011-12, Van Assche created 7 designs of the iconic bag in various combinations, blending his own sophisticated design aesthetic with the sportswear influences of EASTPAK.
The result was a selection of immaculately clean-lined stylish bagpacks & shoulder bags made from parachute cloth,leather and rough cotton that will be available to buy at selected EASTPAK and Kris Van Assche stores and concessions around Europe coming July 2011.
Images by Sybille Walter
By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant