EASTPAK

ABOUT KRIS VAN ASSCHE

Balancing a nostalgic historical sense with radical modernism, Kris Van Assche has created a distinctive, refined world of nonchalant elegance.

Van Assche's work is characterised by attention to detail, a strong feel for ritual and the exacting depiction of a chic that evokes 'days gone by'.

Kris Van Assche was born in Belgium in 1976. Shortly after graduating from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, he moved to Paris in 1998. After working at Yves Saint Laurent and then for Dior Homme, he began to show his original creations in January 2005. Today he heads his own label - KRISVANASSCHE, and has been artistic director for Dior Homme since April 2007.

Impelled by a vision of the man who takes the time to 'dress up', Kris Van Assche has embarked on an aesthetic quest, pursuing a new masculinity infused with poetry and authenticity.

ABOUT THE BAGS

Comprising 11 designs in four combinations of fabrics and colours, the 2ND EASTPAK by KRISVANASSCHE Collection is very much a reflection of Van Assche's own stylish and sophisticated world. The soft fabrics in black and beige cotton twill echo Van Assche's light and relaxed fashion line while the distinctive white paint and strokes of red exude a strong sense of modern masculinity.

The hybrid bags combine smart, multipurpose design features with luxurious details, resulting in a refreshing and sophisticated take on urban mobility. Clever, functional accessories are integrated harmoniously into each piece, along with several detachable pouches, multimedia sleeves and a key ring.

FALL-WINTER 2012