RAF SIMONS X EASTPAK F20 COLLECTION
Solar Youth: “They Can’t Stop All of Us”
Eastpak once again crosses swords with the brand’s long-standing sparring partner, Raf Simons. This latest collaboration with the Belgian fashion designer has, namely, yielded a striking and provocative reinvention of some of our most iconic shapes: three new transformative renditions of our classic Padded Pak’r® backpack – in XL, regular, and XS – and an equally subversive yet versatile Waist Bag. All of which are seamlessly fused within the futuristic vision of Simons’ Fall 2020 menswear collection.
Scattered with apocalyptic references ranging from Blade Runner to Bowie, this elegant and sophisticated collection is produced for an invented future elite: what Simons dubs the “Solar Youth”. Delicately poised on the brink between nostalgia and science-fiction, the collection is hopeful and resolute in the face of an uncertain future. As attested by the emphatic expressions of defiance scribbled across various sow-on patches: “We are the future,” “We are forever,” and “They can’t stop all of us!”
RS PAK’R XL – An oversize reinvention of our classic Padded Pak’r® fusing rich, heritage feel fabrics with elevated design elements such as chain zipper pullers, nylon rib webbing, and sow-on patches referencing the “Solar Youth” theme.
RS PAK’R – The iconic Eastpak Padded Pak’r®, unchanged in shape since 1976, now reinvented down to the last detail. From Raf Simons’ signature metal and chain hardware to sci-fi-inspired patches capturing the “Solar Youth” theme… against a backdrop in timeless Black.
RS PAK’R XS – A striking, miniature rendition of the iconic Padded Pak’r®, complete with chain carry handle and multi- purposed shoulder straps for added versatility. Available in three, rich fabrics, ranging from polyester blends to Kevlar-reinforced materials.
RS WAIST BAG LOOP – A reinterpretation of an Eastpak benchmark: the classic waist or belt bag. Capturing the spirit of the Raf Simons Fall 2020 collection via contrasting metal hardware and sewn-on patches in the “Solar Youth” theme.
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