Piece of the Week: AMI X EASTPAK Backpack
The perfect transition piece from summer get away to get back to work bag is brought to you by everyone’s favorite fashion friend, Alexandre Mattiussi. The designer’s Paris based brand AMI has teamed up with the tried and true U.S. backpack company Eastpak for a capsule collection that smartly embodies the understated utilitarian charm that both brands subscribe to.
Since 2011 Mattiussi has been serving up low key cool staple wardrobe pieces that don’t so much stand out as they do stand the test of time and trend. Pillar garments that you can count on like old friends who never let you down and improve with age. Eastpak has been following pretty much that same philosophy since it was founded in Boston, Massachusetts back in 1952 with its wide selection of hardy travel gear and accessories. This is why this match up between the two brands just feels so right.
Even better AMI X EASTPAK looks right too.
An assortment of classic Eastpak styles have been given a fashionable update by Mattiussi. But, as with everything the designer does, his creations have a light touch. Meaning that the familiar Eastpak black nylon backpacks come in matte or gloss finishes and the fanny pack is cut in an oversized iteration that is right on trend. While the addition of vibrant accent colors on all the gear inject a bit of pizzazz to the pieces and give them a sense of playful sophistication.
The collection is now available to purchase online now and also in both the London and Paris AMI stores.
Jessica Michault is the Senior Vice President of industry relations at GPS Radar by Launchmetrics. She is also the editor-at-large for ODDA magazine and contributes to publications like the New York Times, the Business of Fashion, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Mixte magazine.
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