Designers Against AIDS & Eastpak’s backpack auction revealed

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Since it’s creation in 2004, Designers Against Aids has created some of the most innovative and original products on the fashion market. The brand has worked with H&M, designer Katharine Hamnett for a limited line of T-shirts, and now they’re working with backpack extraordinaires Eastpak for a charity auction, which will run through December.

The aim of the auction is to raise awareness and help set up projects for those with or affected by HIV and AIDS. The brand has joined forces with 16 designers with unique house styles to produce a selection of bags ripe for the bidding.

The designers were given a few simple rules. with the ultimate rule being “anything goes”, and that the Eastpak logo must remain intact and visible. Their aim, though, is to transform it into an original and unique work of art.

So who has crafted a blank boring backpack, into a walking work of art? Jean Paul Gaultier, Manolo Blahnik, Walter Van Beirendonck and GQ award winner Christopher Shannon have all completely overhauled the rucksack into something spectacular. ­

The online bidding will take place on the Eastpak Artists Studio website on World AIDS Day (December 1) at 12pm (CET time), and will end on December 21 at 12pm (CET time).

So why not see if you can bag yourself a bargain, while giving money to a good cause?


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