These 16 one-of-a-kind backpacks have been designed by today’s hottest fashion designers and artists from all over the world. Every year, the Eastpak Artist Studio brings together some of the world’s most talented and creative minds to lend their interpretation to the iconic Eastpak Padded Pak’r® and then auction the unique backpacks off for charity.
Given the task of “customizing” a special-edition blank Eastpak backpack, past participants of the Eastpak Artist Studio have come up with some of the most original and inspiring creations imaginable. This year, that same concept is taken to all-new heights with a star-studded cast that includes some of the biggest names in fashion.
Here are this year’s Eastpak Artist Studio Backpacks (shown in Alphabetical Order by the artist’s first name).
CHRISTOPHER LEE SAUVE:
WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK:
On World Aids Day, 1st December 2014, the auction will be open and you can start bidding on your favorite piece. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind Eastpak Artist Studio creation. This year the proceeds will be donated to the charity organization, Designers Against Aids.
You will be able to place a bid on each and every creation from Eastpak Artist Studio at precisely 12pm on World Aids Day, December 1st 2014. The bidding closes at 12am, December 21st 2014.
Remember, all proceeds go directly to Designers Against Aids, to help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and provide support for people with the disease around the world.
See where to bid via the Eastpak Facebook page
About Designers Against Aids
DAA was launched in 2004 by the non-profit organization Beauty Without Irony. It’s main objective is to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS and to get the subject back on the agenda in the international media and amongst the public at large.
DAA’s campaigns borrow elements from pop culture, targeting primarily young people in industrialized countries where the disease has of late been largely forgotten. The organization also fights for the acceptance and equal rights of seropositive people around the world.
If you want to find out more about DAA, visit their website designersagainstaids.com
all images and information courtesy of Eastpak