another collaboration, oh my! raf simons x eastpak ss09

Do any designers work by themselves anymore?  Everyone and their grandma is doing collaborations these days.  And perhaps the reason why is that it consistently produces amazing work.  Aside from my rant about LV x Stephen Sprouse yesterday, collaborations look to be a huge thing this year in fashion as well.

Raf Simons has collaborated with Eastpak for his third capsule collection.  His first collection was well received, while the recent FW collection ended up on the Barneys sale rack marked down to $99.  This new collection looks like a sell-out, featuring a blend of sci-fi and classic styling.  The only vibe I get from the collection is ultra-lux hotel in Egypt in the year 2050.  Metallic patches, full-grain leather, canvas, mesh and metal hardware fuse together to create what will undoubtedly be a well-received capsule collection.

My favorite:

Here’s a mesh bag:

Raf may not have the consistency of some other designers, but this is nothing short of brilliant.  Info from High Snobiety.


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