After the absence of more than a decade, Eastpak, a backpack and travel gear brand owned by VF Corp., will re-enter the North American market next year.The relaunch for fall 2018 will include core packs, soft-sided luggage, heritage leather styles and the upscale Lab collection which had only been available in the United Kingdom.Eastpak will also continue its partnership with brands such as Undercover, MGSM, Vetements and longtime collaborator Raf Simons, at their runway presentations for the upcoming fall season, the company said.Its Padded Pak'r backpack has been especially popular with young people but is hard to find in the U.S. and Canada.The relaunch comes as a result of an exclusive distribution agreement the brand has signed with ZoneTwo USA to manage its business in the U.S. and Canada under the direction of newly appointed U.S. brand manager Jon Bergman. ZoneTwo has managed Eastpak's U.K. business since 2014.Eastpak will open a showroom in New York’s Flatiron District in January 2018, and will present at Agenda in Long Beach and Liberty in New York in January in addition to Pitti Uomo in Florence, Seek in Berlin and Revolver in Copenhagen.Eastpak was founded in 1952 as a manufacturer of military-issue packs and duffels for the U.S. VF purchased the brand in 2000.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion