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EASTPAK have collaborated with 77 creatives, designers and artists to make a series of original bags, which will be auctioned off this month on eBay to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The UK arm of the project features one-of-a-kind designs by PPQ, Kate Moross and Zakee Shariff. Each designer was given a blank canvas bag and given free reign to express their creativity. The results are as different as the creatives involved: with artist Jamie Brown creating a matching pair of Just Married bags complete with attaching ball and chain, while poet Laura Dockrill offers a set of paint splattered bags with an in-built MP3 player with her poems on. The bags will form a special exhibition before the auction at the Carnaby Street store, giving members of the public the opportunity to see how the different artists have interpreted the brief.
EASTPAK Artist Studio is also taking place simultaneously in Spain, Belium, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Greece and Hong Kong, with painters, sculptors, graffiti artists and musicians all putting their unique stamp on the bag for charity. The results really show-off the unique talent in each country. Stand-out designs include Hong-Kong based fashion house Daydream Nation, who produced a black-swan-esque bag covered in feathers and Belgian designer Kid Vanilla's 80s unicorn print version.
The bags will be on shows at the EASTPAK Icon Store at No.1 Carnaby Street from 21st February - 3rd March with the auction taking place on eBay on the 21st February.