Nicomede Talavera is an emerging talent from London. He graduated from London’s Central Saint Martins and showcased his FW13 graduation collection as part of London Fashion Week. No stranger to collaboration, he’s already designed two capsule collections of accessories for Eastpak. Spring/Summer 2014 marks his official debut with the launch of the full line and accompanying Eastpak accessories.
Spring/Summer 2014 continues Talavera’s exploration of the artist Elsworth Kelly’s work. Asymmetric collages ,minimalist color blocking, and classic tailoring influences inform the collection. The garments also have a consistent oversized drape to them that helps the unique color palette to really stand out. The bags themselves feature lampo zippers, and an interesting mix of materials (leather, nylon) and design details (carrying straps). This brand is definitely one to look out for in the coming months.
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Two days ago in Paris, Raf Simons showed his fall/winter 2013 collection. The bags at the show were the result of the forth collaboration between Eastpak and the Beglian designer. The first collection of Raf Eastpaks was one of my favorite accessories collections ever so I always look forward to seeing what these two brands are able to create together.
This time around Raf re-invents EASTPAK’s iconic backpack shilouette through silky Jacquard looms with satiny belts and embroidered logos. Other design touches include blind hems and the hidden stitching.
EASTPAK X RAF SIMONS #4 collection will be available on June 2013, in differents colors developped in limited edition : 6 stripped patterns and 7 color blocks (purple, navy blue, black/silver, and brown/navy blue).
For more information visit the official website.
Eastpak might have made the backpack you bummed around in middle school but they have been stepping up their game in recent years with a series of designer collaborations. Eastpak has worked with the likes of Rick Owens, Raf Simons and Kris Van Asche to produce capsule accessory collections.
In this second collection with Danish brand Wood Wood entitled ‘Modulation’ , Eastpak presents a series of tech-friendly accessories. The bags are constructed from a high quality bonded nylon and feature detachable pockets for gadgets such as iPhones, iPads and laptops. The collection will be released in stores next January.
Photos via The Fader
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