Material World – EASTPAK Raf Simons at Colette


Dear Shaded Viewers,

I am really feeling mercury in retrograde with my internet icons disappearing along with my connection from both my desktop and laptop. The laptop suddenly says there is no airport card and of course apple care is constantly busy….

This morning I made it over to the Water Bar at Colette for the presentation of the new Material World – Eastpak Raf Simons collaboration. On route I was noticing some of the ugliest back packs on the streets of Paris but of course I knew that was not what I was going to find at Colette. You all remember the wonderful backpacks in Raf’s Spring/Summer 2008 collection? They look even better close up. Imagine what I could carry in that black one…my Jas MB bag is already overloaded beyond it’s natural limits and Raf’s backpack is even larger.


Raf thinks that with everyone so connected to the internet these days that there is a lack of concrete experiences. Hence the material world. Some come with parachutes, not sure how successful that would be when jumping out of a plane but hey, they look great.


The collection will be exclusive to Colette 214, rue St. Honore – 75001 and the Raf Simons boutiques in February.

press contact: Vincent Varache



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.