Award-winning fashion designer Manolo Blahnik teams up with Eastpak Artist Studio to create a one off backpack in support of Designers Against Aids
As part of the Eastpak Artist Studio project, Eastpak has teamed up with Designers Against Aids to produce a range of special-edition customised Eastpak bags created by some of the biggest names in fashion and their latest collaboration is with none other than Manolo Blahnik.
With a history of making bags since 1952, Eastpak’s collaboration with the award-winning Spanish fashion designer is one that is highly anticipated. Renowned for his range of covetable stylish shoes, Manolo has created a one off backpack, simple but chic – all white adorned with bold red trimming and a red stitched signature, to be auctioned off later this year for charity based organization Designers Against Aids.
Launched in 2004, DAA is a non-profitable charity set up by Beauty Without Irony that aims to raise awareness against AIDS/ HIV. Eastpak Artist Studio brings together some of the most creative and inspiring designers from around the world and tasks them with customizing their blank canvas bag. This year’s fourth edition of the bags promises to attract attention from every corner of the fashion world.
Including the works of Jean Paul Gaultier and Christopher Lee Sauve, the designer bags will be auctioned off this December 1, World Aids Day, and all proceeds given to the charity.
Words: Alexandra Saunders