Artist Collabs

Great minds think alike, they say? We don’t agree! If there’s one thing that sets great minds apart, it’s their ability to think differently. To see connections and possibilities that nobody else does. And cast the world in a whole new light.

Little wonder we love working so much with creative personalities from all over the world and from all walks of life: from street artists, musicians, DJs and bloggers to fashion designers and contemporary artists… Offering a fresh take on Eastpak’s trademark style and functionality and redefining the concept of urban mobility. Check out some of the highlights from our pasts collaborations below. And watch the sparks fly as great minds come together! 

SS17 AMI Paris

Alexandre Mattiussi’s Paris-based fashion label is a near perfect fit for Eastpak with its passion for color, form, and authenticity. Blurring the boundaries between casual and chic with an unmistakably Parisian carefree spirit. This unique collaborative collection fuses Eastpak’s understated style with AMI’s vibrant colors and signature play on proportionality.

SS17 Christopher Ræburn

The London-based designer renowned for his unique approach to “ethical luxury” takes his REMADE concept to the next level in this striking co-production with Eastpak. Using 100% original fabrics and materials recycled from vintage British Army and Border Force uniforms, Ræburn’s creations are a bold statement about form, functionality and sustainability.

SS17 RAF SIMONS

It’s no coincidence that this is the fifth time Eastpak and Belgian designer, Raf Simons, have crossed paths. With shared roots in youth subculture, both brands have a common vision and this latest collaboration is no different. This time inspired by his new home in New York and full of punk references contrasted with more refined, tailored elements.

SS17 Paul & Joe

Driven by an unmistakable spirit of fun and exploration, this French
design house has become renowned for its bold prints, cool shapes, and
playful dips into retro themes. For this exclusively travel-focused
collection, Sophie Méchaly – the entrepreneur, designer, and powerhouse
behind the Paul & Joe label – has let her own travels inspire her
thinking, integrating subtle references to various destinations around the
globe.

FW16 VETEMENTS

The brainchild of designer, Demna Gvasalia, VETEMENTS reinvents
the modern wardrobe by freeing it from the constraints of seasonal
fashion. In its place, the label proclaims a distinctively inclusive and
multidimensional outlook, heavily influenced by urban subculture, the
internet and everyday street life. Aspects which permeate its many
collaborative ventures, not least of which this strong co-production with
Eastpak.

FW16 Timberland

Having started out as the Abington Shoe Company in 1952 – the same year in
which Eastern Canvas Products, Inc. started making packs and bags for the
U.S. military – Timberland has since grown to become a champion of tough,
no-nonsense American design. Such as its now-iconic yellow 6” boots whose
rugged detailing and functional spirit have inspired this unique
collaborative collection.

FW15 Tim Coppens

Tim Coppens (New York, 2011)

Belgian born and a graduate of the internationally acclaimed Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Tim Coppens founded his namesake label in New York in 2011 on the pillars of athletic luxury, craftsmanship, and innovation. Inspired by the energy of the city and of street culture, Coppens has been a defining influence every since his first collections hit the catwalk.  

FW15 House of Hackney

House of Hackney (London, 2010)

House of Hackney is a print-based interiors brand, founded in London in 2010 by Javvy M Royle and Frieda Gormley. The brand plays on traditional English design and is specialised in British made goods. With collaborations such as Puma, Opening ceremony and others, the label expanded its product range to retail fashion. They always stick to their signature style: “More is never enough”.

FW15 Vlisco

Vlisco (Holland, 1846)

The Vlisco Group designs, produces and distributes fashion fabrics for the West and Central African market and African consumers in global metropolitan cities. the Vlisco Group and their fabrics have grown into an essential part of African culture, receiving widespread attention from the art, design and fashion worlds.

Vlisco Group’s brand portfolio consists of 4 brands: Vlisco, Woodin, Uniwax and GTP. The company’s head office is lcated in Helmond as well as the design- and production facilities for the Vlisco brand. For the other brands these facilities are based in Ghana and Ivory Coast.

FW15 Uniwax

Uniwax stands for its bright, vibrant, cheerful and wildly imaginative prints that all capture the West and Central African’s flair, originality and incredible sense of style. Based in the West African nation of Côte d’Ivoire, Uniwax has helped define the look and feel of African fashion since the sixties. The brand is part of the Vlisco group and produces the most amazing prints in waxed cotton, all produced in West-Africa.

SS15 Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean-Paul Gaultier is a French fashion designer, that is known as the enfant terrible of french fashion.
Because of his extraordinary haute couture and Prêt a porter collections. It is surprising that Jean-Paul Gaultier never received formal training as a designer, he regularly sponsors fashion exhibitions of the Costume Institute of the Metropoliten Museom of Art, Collaborates with music artists and was named a member of the jury of the Main competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

FW14 Courrèges

Courrèges was found in 1961 by André Courrèges, a French fashion designer. Courrèges was always influenced by modern architecture, technology, new fabrics and modernism and futurism in art and design. This was all expressed in his own futuristic designs.

FW14 Marcelo Burlon

Marcelo Burlon epitomizes a defining quality of medernity: He is, metaphorically speaking, liquid. Based in Milan but actually spending most of his time on planes, Marcelo trots around the globe as a much sought-after party organizer, DJ, Creative Director, Photographer, nightlife wizard and much more. Marcelo’s creativity keeps pushing boundaries, knowing very well that one has to think local but act global.

FW14 Andrea Crews

Andrea is the precursor of the playful and colorful eco-friendly fashion thanks to its innovative process of upcycling and its streetwear couture style. Its studio-shop in Paris is a meeting and creative place. Its collections galvanize Paris fashion week and are sold in more than thirty perstigious concept stores worldwide, such as Colette in Paris. Marios left Tanker in tokyo, I.T. in Hong Kong or even Kwin in Seoul. Andrea Crews is also a creative agency that proposes to other brands energetic artistic direction. Its clients are Nike, Lacoste and Uniqlo to name a few.

FW14 The Boyscouts

The Boyscouts is a Dutch fashion accessory label promoting elegance in urban life. With products varying from jewelry to bags and accessories. Combining urban with outdoor elements define The Boyscouts’s signature: Contemporary fashion meets the esthetics and tradition of scouting. Themes and items change with every new collection, but what never changes is the use of high quality materials. The Boyscouts believe in quality components and local craftmanship.

SS14 Pur Sang

Amen studio is a multi-disciplinary studio based in Italy. Sepcialising in graphic, product, communication and interior design.
The studio was founded in 2012 by Ilaria Corrieri and Frederica Ghinoi. Two young and determinated designers. They believe in “one-size-fits-all”. They create confident design solutions to help brands develop their vision. They switch ideas into projects and don’t just create a great image. But also a great story.

SS13 + FW14 Jean Paul Lespagnard

Jean Paul Lespagnard (Liège, 1979)
Jean Paul Lespagnard is a Belgian fashion designer. He won the 23rd edition of the international fashion and photography festival in Hyères, in 2008. He has collaborated with several artists, amongst whom the American choreografer Meg Stuart, for whom he designed and produced the costumes of his show: “Blessed3” in 2014. He organised an exposition at Galeries Lafayette called “Till we drop”.

FW13 A.P.C.

A.P.C. is a French ready-to-wear brand, founded by the Tunisian-Jewish born designer Jean Touitou. A.P.C. stands for “Atelier de Production et de Création”.
The brand is known for its minimalist designs, its clothing features clean lines and simple patterns. Logos are rarely visible as well.
Its clothing tends to incorporate the characteristics of military garments.

SS13 + FW14 Jean Paul Lespagnard

Made by Prisoners is a partnership between inmated and companies/organizations, which works with idea generation and innovation. The inmates produce handmade, creative roducts for the partners and the proceeds from the sale benefit charity and social purpose.
This initiative gives the inmates the opportunity to experience that they are part of a society. And that they are able to contribute positively. Made by prisoners enhances society to understand that inmates are a part of it.

FW12 & SS13 WOOD WOOD

WOOD WOOD. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark embodies that laid back blend of the underground and high-end way of thinking. Aiming to surprice across the board with a distinct selection of styles. Over the last few years, WOOD WOOD’s illustrious graphic profile has established the design trio as a driving force on the European street couture scene.
In 2002 WOOD WOOD launched it’s first store and introduced a small collection of T-shirts. Since then WOOD WOOD has spread troughout Europe and beyond with a considered brand approach that includes retail stores. Biannual apparel lines and numerous collaboration projects often incorporating an international network of friends and likeminded.

FW12 Kenzo Minami

Originally from Hyogo, Japan. Kenzy Minami is an internationally renowned artist and designer based in New York City. His work has been described as about the best protection around against the forces of mediocrity and irony. Among many notable works, his custom Kenzo Minami Dunny, a collaboration with Kidrobot, is part of the permanent collection at MoMa Architecture and Design. Kenzo has also been featured in shows alongside the likes of Andy Warhol, Robert Longo, and David Hockney and was also featured in the Reebok ad campain “I am what I am” along with Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Lucy Liu, Christina Ricci, Allen Iverson, Yao Ming, Basquiat and others.
His works continue to attract interest from fans and brands worldwide.

FW11 & SS12 & FW12 & SS113 KRIS VAN ASSCHE

Born in Belgium in 1976. Kris Van Assche graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design.
Ever since he established his own brand in 2004, the designer’s creations have graced catwalks of Paris for 13 seasons. In addition to men’s and women’s fashion. Van Assche as also worked on several extra-curricular projects ranging from costume design for a dance company to installation artworks, an advertising campaign and several avant-garde art projects, often in collaboration with Europe’s foremost designers and artists. Kris Van Assche was appointed Artistic Director at Dior Homme in 2007.

FW14 & SS14 & SS13 Nicomede Talavera

Nicomede Talavera is a London-born and -based menswear designer who graduated from the prestigious Central Saint Martins school. He found his label in 2013 and within three seasons he had ammassed a loyal fan base that connect with his strong, modern designs that often have graphic focus. Each design has an exact attention to detail. Fabrications and playful spirit. The Nicomede Talavera label is sold worldwide, including some of the most famous concept stores such as Dover Street Market (London) and Opening Ceremony (NYC / LA / Japan).

FW10 & SS11 Gaspard Yurkievich

Gaspard Yurkievich studies at the studio Bercot from 1991-1993: Wherin after graduation, he trained under Jean-Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler and Jean Colonna.
Known for his wild and outlandish catwalk presentations, Gaspard Yurkievich is fast becoming the designer of choice by fashion forward young men and woman who like wearing street and urban clothes with a Parisian touch.

SS10 & FW10 & SS11 & FW11 Christopher Shannon

Graduation from Central Saint Martin’s in 2008. Christopher Shannon has worked with some of the most directional and innovators in fashion such as Kim Jones and Judy Blame.
Christopher presented his debut collection at LFW in September 2008 and has gone from strenth to strength since.

SS08 & FW08 & SS09 & FW13 Raf simons

Raf Simons (Born 1968) is a Belgian fashion designer.
He studied industrial design, but after a few years of self-study, he became a menswear designer in 1995. Initially, he worked with Walter Van Beirendonck in Paris, where he was exposed to the work of Martin Margiela and Jean-Paul Gaultier. His collections (Menswear only) are strongly influenced by youth culture albeit in an indirect way.
He often combines strongly cut classic menswear with baggy streetwear-influenced items. Simons’s style has been described as highly influential.

DRKSHDW

Rick Owens {Born 1962) is an American fashion designer hailing from California, celebrated for his avante-garde and subversive eye. Since 2003, Rick owens has lived and worked out of Paris.

Quinze & Milan

Quinze & Milan Designers is a Belgian cult design label and manufacturer of designer furniture founded by Belgian conceptual artist Arne Quinze and Yves Milan, who has left the company, in 1999.

ED BANGER

Ed Banger Records is a french electronic music record label run by Petdo Winter. It was founded in 2002 as a division of headbangers entertainment. The label is home to French electronic acts Justice, Sebastian, Uffie, Krazy Baldhead, Dj Mehdi, Mr. Oizo, Mr. Flash, Vicarious Bliss, So Me, Feads, DSL, Micky Moonlight, Breakbot and Winter himself, under the alias “Busy P”. All of the Ed Banger REcords video and album art is coordinated by So Me.

Eley Kishimoto

Eley Kishimoto, is a global british fashion and design company with headquarters in london, UK. Founded in the early 1990’s by Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto, the company is primarily known for its print design. The principle commercial activity of the company is womenswear fashion and accessories.

Kaiser chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs are an alternative rock band which formed in Leeds, England in early 2003. The band’s main musical influences include The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Blur, The Clash, Eric Burdon, The Jam and other new wave bands.

The Prodigy

The Prodigy navigated the high-wire. Balancing artistic merit and mainstream visibility with more flair than any electronica act of the 1990’s. Ably defeating the image-unconscious attitude of most electronic artists in favor of a focus on nominal frontman Keith Flint. The group crossed over to the mainstream of pop music with an incendiary live experience that approximated the original atmosphere of the British rave scene even while leaning uncomfortably close to arena-rock showmanship and punk theatrics.

The Hives

Eight years into their career, The hives rose from garage rock stalwarts to one of the trendiest bands of the early 2000’s, along with the Strokes and the white Stripes.
Mixing arty contrivances such as a strict black-and-white dress code and the guidance of a (possibly imaginary) Svengali named Randy Fitzsimmons with Stooges-inspired rock, the Hives — Nicholaus Arson, Chris Dangerous, Dr. Matt Destruction, Vigilante Carlstroem and Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist — formed in 1993 in Fagersta, Sweden, while they were still in their teens

Lemmy

Ian Fraser Leman Kilmister (Born on 24 December 1945 in burslem, Stoke on Trent England). Better known by the stage name Lemmy. Lemmy is an english singer and bass guitarist and best known as the founding member of the metal band Motörhead. His appearance, friendly mutton chops (Sideburn moustache combination), and gravelly voice have made him a cult icon. Kilmister was placed forty-eight by Hit Parader on their list of the 100 Gratest Heavy Metal Singers of All Time List.

Ozzy

John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne (Born 3 december 1948) is a British singer-songwriter, whose career has spanned four decades. He rose to prominence as lead vocalist of pioneering British heavy metal and band Black Sabbath, and eventually achieved a multi-platinum solo career between the early 80’s and mid 90’s which revolutionized the heavy metal genre. As a result he is known as the “Godfather of heavy metal” and because of some of his material, the “Prince of Darkness”.

Slash

Saul is a British-American musician, best-known as the former lead guitarist of the hard rock band Guns ‘n Roses, with whom he performed and recorded between 1985 and 1996. He later formed the eponymos Slash’s Snakepit and co-founded Velvet Revolver with his former bandmates Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum.

Zombie Flesh Eaters

Jamie Christopher Hewlett, born 3 april 1968 is an English comic book artist and designer. He is best known for being the co-creator of the comic Tank Girl and co-creator of the virtual band “Gorillaz”. In 2004 he was commisioned by Eastpak to design a limited edition range under his Zombie Flesh Eaters brand. Gorillaz remains Hewlett’s main project for the foreseeable future..

Mysterious al

Mysterious AL lives and works in London. He was one of the first of a new generation of graffiti artists known as “street artists” who apply their work in public spaces through media such as stickers, wheat paste and marker drawings, as opposed to aerosol based graffiti art. In recent years Mysterious AL has been less active in street art, concentrating more on animation and other non street-art related projects, including collaborations with uk hip-hop photographer Jeff Metal.

D*Face

“D*Face” aka Dean Stockton grew up in london and had a childhood interest in graffiti.
He credits this interest to Henry Chalfant’s coverage of New York subway graffiti in Spracan and Subway art. As a teenager skateboarding and in particular, Trasher magazine’s coverage of skateboard deck graphics, led his interest in stickers and the DIY mentality associated with skate and punk fanzines. He attended an illustration and design course and worked as a freelance illustrator/designer whilst honing his street work.

Seen

Richard “Richie” Mirando, known as Seen UA, was born 1961 in the bronx, New York. He is one of the most well known graffiti artists in the world, often referred to as the godfather of the graffiti. Altough he did not pioneer the movement. Seen first started to paint on New York’s subway in 1973. His crew United Artists (or simply UA) quickly gained the reputation for producing full-colour throwups on whole cars with members such as Pjay, Duster, Sin and his brother Mad.

Seak

Claus Winkler, 1974 Cologne. His pseudonym “Seak” appears along with artist colleages like Banksy and Osgemeos to be one of the most influential artists in the contemporary graffiti and street art movement. He uses the letters for his tag name “Seak” as a medium of projection for the communication between the meta-communication, pop cultural trends and ultimately as social interaction. With his antenna logotype satellites based on former letters he represents the missing link between modern graffiti and the recent Neo-Streetart movement.

G2

Geneviève Gauckler. Born in 1967 in Lyon, France. Gradutated the ENSAD in 1991 in Paris. She is a Paris based artist who creates numerous lovable characters. Blends them into everyday life scenes and turns the fantastical world into reality with her magical power. She has an evident tase for simple, colorful shapes. She’s into everything and constantly amazed. Handling and creating images and shapes with dexterity and innocence. Geneviève Gauckler can look back on broad experience in the field of graphic design, illustration and art direction.

Walter Van Beirendonck

He is a Belgian fashion designer. He graduated in 1980 from the royal arts academy in Antwerp. Since 1983, he issues his own collections. They are inspired by the visual arts, literature, nature and ethinc influences. His unusual colour combinations and a strong graphic influance are characteristic for his collections. In 1997, he designed the costumes for the U2 “PopMart Tour”. In 1999, he was awared the honorary title of “cultural ambassador of flanders”. In 2001, he curated the “Fashion 2001 Landed – Geland” project in Antwerp. He’s one of the “Antwerp Six”.

Hendrik Schiffmacher

Hendrikus (“Henk”) Johannes Everhardus Schiffmacher (Born March 22, 1952 in Harderwijk, Gelderland) He is a dutch tattoo artist who is also considered an expert
within the field of body decoration. Having curated exhibitions, written books and presented television shows on the subject. He is also known as “Hanky Panky”.

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