Eastpak à La Dior Releases Collaborative Collection With Designer Kris van Assche

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Remember those high-quality, reliable Eastpak bags that were always perfect for school books and trips? Now, the brand has taken a whole new direction by teaming up with designer Kris van Assche for an exclusive collection.

After teaming up with the likes of Quinze & Milan, Rick Owens, Christopher Shannon, and Gaspard Yurkievich, it is now time for Dior designer and creative director Kris van Assche to give Eastpak a stylish make-over.

The collection was introduced during Paris Fashion Week AW 2011-2012. With an original emphasis on luxury and elegance, a total of seven styles are given a completely new look by the Belgian designer. The collection is a highly successful blend of Van Assche’s unique brand of sophistication and the unconventional simplicity of Eastpak’s own philosophy.

Each item contains several materials; the shell fabric exists of fine cotton and parachute fabric, contrasted with raw canvas panels, leather trims and accents, and each bear a metallic seal engraved with the two collaborating brand names.

Our personal favorite is the Bowling Bag, is the Belgian designer’s take on classic, and comes in three color ways; black, mixed and natural. The Bowling bag is large and features a leather base and trims, one internal pocket and one external pocket along with detachable key clips. It is very multi-functional: short trips, gym bag, shopping, you name it. This spacious beauty is up for any challenge. Carry it over the shoulder with the removable shoulder strap or use the leather handles for traditional style carrying.

For more info or to purchase the collection, go to Eastpak.com and KrisVanAssche.com.

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