The first collaboration between the iconic backpack brand EASTPAK and Belgian design visionary RAF SIMONS was an overwhelming success, with the designer showcasing 50 styles of oversized backpacks and kitbags in bright colours and varied fabrics on his SS08 catwalk. Priced around €300 – €3000.The bags were sold in a handful of the world’s best stores including Colette, Harrods, Barney’s, 10m Corso Como, Oki-Ni, ParisTexas, Helsinki 10 and Lane Crawford among others.

Building on the successful partnership and in response to demand for more products from this successful collaboration a diffusion collection for FW08 has been developed under the EASTPAK RAF SIMONS labelling.

The collection is inspired by the designer’s own moods and trends for FW08 and has been developed to fuse the feeling and personality elements of both brands into an accessible and edgy range, ready for the street.

The result is remarkable and delivers a stylish affordable range finished to the high standards you would expect of either brand.

Recommended retail prices are between €80 -€100 and the collection comprises 18 different pieces across three different material/colour combinations and five styles.

Bags will be in selected best retailers of both RAF SIMONS and EASTPAK worldwide from Fall 08 (September)