Jean Paul Gaultier and Eastpak are working again together to pay attention to HIV and Aids.
It began with a single bag, Jean Paul Gaultier’s unique creation for the fourth edition of Eastpak Artist Studio in support of Designers Against AIDS (DAA). Now, that first encounter has grown into something even bigger: a full collaborative collection that combines Jean Paul Gaultier’s unique artistic vision and Eastpak’s uncompromising passion for functionality, capturing the spirit, heritage, values and identity of both brands.
The Eastpak x Jean Paul Gaultier collection includes 7 backpacks in all, three of which will be released as numbered, limited editions. All bags feature the overstitched Bretton stripe on the back, a signature Gaultier design element.
(Limited Edition, available in Khaki or Nude)
125 pieces available
The Pilot Backpack is based on the super- sonic pilot uniform and flirt with the De Pilot Backpack is gebaseerd op het super- sonische piloten uniform en flirt with the wattle and corset technique. The Nude version reminds us of JPG’s love for corsets.
(Limited Edition, available only in black)
250 pieces available
The leather biker/pilot jacket is reinterpreted as a backpack with lacing
(available in Green and Black )
The bomber jacket is reworked as a backpack with all its codes intact – the nylon fabric, orange lining and rib trimming
(available in dark and light denim )
The jeans jacket in a recto/verso version – dark and light with overstitched pockets and button fastening.
The Limited Edition Collection will go on sale via selected stockists on February 1st, 2015. The Main Collection is scheduled for release on April 1st, 2015. Part proceeds from all sales will go to DAA.