Since it’s 2010 launch, the Eastpak Artist Studio has produced some of the coolest, most original, and artistically innovative backpack designs that have hit the streets – and the project only gets better. Offering some of the world’s top fashion names (previous designers include Jean Paul Gauthier, Walter Van Beirendonck, Manolo Blahnik) a special-edition blank Padded Pak’r® backpack to distress, re-design, reconstruct and reinterpret with their own artistic vision and design flairs, Eastpak Artist Studio results in backpack designs that we couldn’t imagine in our wildest dreams. Turning into 12 unique works of art, the Eastpak Artist Studio is helping save lives, through raising money for the charity Designers Against AIDS.
With this year’s artists including some of fashion’s most lusted after designers, each with their own unique vision and energy – Christopher Raeburn, Vetements, Kenzo, House of Holland, Jacquemus, Zeba Safdar, Ami Paris, Nicopanda, Wanda Nylon, Alexandre Vautheir, Giambattista Valli and Inan – Eastpak’s Artist Studio are both transforming Eastpak’s iconic backpacks into works of art, and making a difference to the lives of people all around the world.
The creations from this year’s edition of Eastpak Artist Studio will go on sale via this website on World AIDS Day, December 1st, 2016.