New collaboration between Koche & Eastpak
In their first-time collaboration, Eastpak and KOCHÉ are celebrating the crossover of sports, street culture, and craftsmanship. The collection deconstructs some of Eastpak’s classic designs, reimagining them in the hexagonal patch style of a soccer ball.
Shaped by an athletic aesthetic, the four-style collection features stand-out stitching and a vibrant mix of fabrics. Three colorways include the KOCHÉ Black patchwork of different black fabrics, the soccer jersey-inspired KOCHÉ Multi, and the embossed PU KOCHÉ Snake.
We had a chance to speak with Christelle Kocher about the collaboration:
Can you tell us more about the Koché x Eastpak collection? What was the inspiration behind the collection?
The KOCHÉ x EASTPAK collection was based on patchwork and football imagery. I played with the hexagons that you find on soccer balls. It is very graphic patterns.
Can you tell us more about the inspiration behind the Snakeskin print? And behind the football print?
It was fun to use the codes of luxury with snakeskin for a popular product. Of course, it is fake skin. It is interesting to mix codes of two different universes: rare and luxurious skins with popular bags inspired by soccer culture!
Why did you choose to work with these styles? And which one is your favorite piece?
I love the KOCHÉ x EASTPAK Padded Pak’R. The best of our two brands in one bag.
Is this collaboration a direct reference to your SS20 collection?
Definitely yes! The pieces were shown on my Spring Summer 2020 show during Paris Fashion Week. They are 100% part of my world, 100% part of my collection. However, I feel that they are kind of easy to wear with a lot of outfits. They are not reserved for a certain period of the year or season.
Did you design the apparel collection and the Eastpak accessories together or was the apparel collection already created?
The 2 collections evolved in parallel. It was important for me. This is how I see collaborations. It must be organically linked, otherwise it does not work.