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Eastpak ushers the new age of street-style bags.
Join The Pack Eastpak ushers the new age of street-style bags.

If you put A-list fashion designer Raf Simons, most sough-after print designers Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto, king of modern minimalist Goth Rick Owens, and recording giant Ed Banger Records under one roof, you have a powerhouse duo—totally rocking at the forefront of style. Bag brand, Eastpak, just had this wonderful idea of getting these greats to collaborate.

Eastpak's new collection takes on a punk theme with eye-catching lines, bold prints, and colors reminiscent of the era when individuality stood out. Unconventional, so to speak, Eastpak's exclusive line highlights today's young and carefree spirit.

The Designers
Hailed menswear designer, Raf Simons (also known as the man behind Jil Sander today), marks his third collaboration with Eastpak, throwing decidedly edgy detailing by using a lot of metallic finishes and interesting fabric combinations. The creative flair of Eley Kishimoto, on the other hand, adds the pairs signature vibrancy to the line with their years of experience in creating intelligent print designs with international brands and designers like Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Alber Elbaz and Jil Sander and their own eponymous label.

Ed Banger Records gives Eastpak products a French touch combined with music-inspired designs. Paris-based Rick Owens favors a glamor-meets-grunge style for a range of bags and accessories produced using a revolutionary welding technique that gives a distinct streamlined look.

Eastpak's commitment to bring the latest in street fashion gives them the head-turning form and impeccable function through these collaborations with distinguished names in fashion and arts. Since its creation in the '70s, Eastpak frames its brand in style, innovation, utility and toughness and has continuously supported numerous bands, artists and athletes worldwide.

The Eastpak Eley Kishimoto collection is now available at Bunker (Unit 5, Karport Building, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig) and at Bratpack stores. The Raf Simons line is currently available at Bratpack Greenbelt 5. The Rick Owens Drkshdw line will be out in September 2009 and the Ed Banger collection in October 2009. All other Eastpak collections are available at selected The Travel Club, Res-Toe-Run and Bratpack stores nationwide. See the Store Directory for details.

-Nikki Santiago, Fashion Assistant

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