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Eastpak collaborate with House of Hackney

October 2, 2015

Fashion | by Lewis Firth


LS_Eastpak x HOH - Palmeral - CANDID MAGAZINE
Courtesy of Eastpak

Since 1952 Eastpak has been manufacturing military-issue packs and duffels. Strange, considering now that they’re a lifestyle brand – but it adds strength to their brand: historical expertise underpins the quality of their accessories. Consumers, both loyal and new, trust them. This joint venture is one part of a larger series: “Inspired by the World of”. A set criteria set by Eastpak.

London-based House of Hackney was founded five years ago and are typified by their striking, subversive prints combined with high-quality fabrics. Both brands’ personalities are aptly represented in the collaboration.

Some bags are functional, others are stylish. Up-and-coming designers, in the past, have collaborated with the brand. Nicomede Talavera delivered three collections that flew off the shelves in Selfridges. When collaborations are concerned: Eastpack know what they’re doing.

Each fabric is made in England – velvets are used in their limited-edition pieces and contrasting leather, strong prints and metal hardware in the main collection.

View and purchase the collection online, here.

Courtesy of Eastpak
Courtesy of Eastpak

 

Words by Lewis Firth