Do you remember back when we were in high school (or if you are still in high school), we used to walk around with our Eastpak bag - I mean, almost everyone had one where I went to high school - and draw on it, put buttons and pins on it, create our unique style. Well, Eastpak Artist Studio does something similar with artists from all around the world.
56 young and talented artists from 14 different countries had the opportunity to create their customized Eastpak within a year. Eastpak Artist Studio does not only do this to give up-and-coming artists a chance, but also to raise awareness for HIV/Aids. The unique and customized Eastpak bags are sold at here and the proceeds of the sales will go to DAA (Designers Against Aids). Ninette Murk, founder if Designer Against Aids, talks about the vernissage:
Every year, Eastpak Artist Studio proces a near blinding burst of creative energy. But at last night's Finissage in Antwerp, this inspiring project reached a new point of climax. To see so many international artists, members of the press, local movers and shakers and of course our very own ambassador, Hannelore Knuts all come together for this very worth and urgent cause was a very proud moment.
The art exhibition was quite lovely. All the Eastpak bags were portrayed throughout the area, on the wall and on tables. It was amazing to see how each artist created unique bags; some you would not recognize at all! So, here's a preview of the night and be sure to check out the site of Eastpak Artist Studio, if you are looking for a custom bag!
|Thank you, Marlies, for taking the picture!|
To top it off, I won a free nail art design by WAHnails, from London, and I went for white with gold. I thought that was a classy combination. It was a great evening and I had the opportunity to see some amazing and some extremely out-of-the-box designs by designers from all over the world. Did you used to have an Eastpak too? What do you think of these amazing and unique designs?