This latest collaboration with the Belgian fashion designer has, namely, yielded a striking and provocative reinvention of some of Eastpak’s most iconic shapes: three new transformative renditions of the classic Padded Pak’r® backpack in different size scales, and an equally subversive yet versatile Waist Bag. Each style is seamlessly fused within the futuristic vision of Simons’ Fall 2020 menswear collection.
Scattered with apocalyptic references ranging from Blade Runner to Bowie, this elegant and sophisticated collection is imagined for an invented future elite: what Simons dubs the ‘Solar Youth’. Delicately poised on the brink between nostalgia and science-fiction, the collection is hopeful and resolute in the face of an uncertain future. As attested by the emphatic expressions of defiance scribbled across various sow-on patches: ‘We are the future,’ ‘We are forever,’ and ‘They can’t stop all of us!’