We’ve always known that Eastpak have some of the best backpack collaborations, and their new collection with House of Hackney is no different. Featuring two limited edition backpacks (with only 700 pieces available for each!) and four main collection designs, Eastpak and House of Hackney have really spoiled us with their William Morris-themed designs, and we want them all.
Returning for a second season, after becoming the fastest-selling collaboration in Eastpak’s history, House of Hackney were inspired by their contemporary take on William Morris and the arts and crafts movement of the early 20th century, and from there created a six-piece collection of backpacks and luggage featuring prints designed by the House of Hackney team. House of Hackney founders Javvy M. Royle and Freida Gormley said that they were delighted to partner with Eastpak, and fuse “their iconic bag shapes with the prints and fabrics we have become known for.” We’re pretty delighted too.
The limited edition pieces are two Wyoming backpacks, crafted from rich velvet that is made in the UK by House of Hackney themselves, with patterns supplied by the William Morris Gallery. One is titled “Peacock and Dragon”, inspired by Moorish art, and the other is “Artemis”, which looked at Diana Vreeland’s iconic “Garden In Hell” room. The main collection consists of four pieces: two backpacks and two luggage styles. The Wyoming backpacks come in the Wild Card design (a reinterpreted leopard print) and Dalston Rose, a beautiful contemporary floral with the heavy duty cotton canvas, leather detailing and heavy-duty hardware creating a luxury take on the classic Eastpak backpack. The two travel styles are House of Hackney’s first contemporary take on William Morris prints, and consist of the practical Soukie Tote and the Transverz XS. So from the release date of 15th June, you’ll be traveling in style with Eastpak and House of Hackney.