Designers Collaborate For Charity Project
US luggage brand Eastpak has announced the line-up behind its 2014 Artist Studio Collection, which aims to raise money for Designer’s Against Aids (DAA).
The initiative, now in its fourth season, invites fashion names to recreate the backpack in one-off styles to be auctioned online.
Christopher Shannon, Jean Paul Gaultier, MSGM and Manolo Blahnink all signed up to the project, which kicks off on World Aids Day on 1st December.
Other designers and brands involved include Antoine Peters, Chris Jannsens, Fiorucci, Gaspard Yurkievich, Henrik Vibskov, Lala Berlin, Scooter LaForge, KRJST, Sybilla, Walter Van Beirendonck, Christopher Lee Sauvé and Tim Coppens.
Each of the creations will be bid for online over a 20-day period, with all proceeds donated to the charity organisation.
Founded in 2001, DAA works to set up and promote projects which raise awareness for HIV/AIDS and help stop the spread of the disease around the world.
A statement from the brand said: “In joining forces with DAA, Eastpak and the artists of the Eastpak Artist Studio are sending a clear declaration of intent to join in the fight against this destructive disease while giving support to sufferers worldwide.”
An exclusive preview of the bags is currently on display at Eastpak’s pop-up shop in Shoreditch, London, which runs until December 29th.
Pop-Up Store Details
132 Commercial St,
Eastpak Artist Studio 2014 Collection