The Tiger backpack takes centre stage at Contemporary Art Museum in Vienna for the new exhibition entitled; “Magie der vielfalt” (Magic of Diversity) – The MAK as Applied Space of the Future showcases pieces from art and design, contemporary art and architecture. The exhibition runs until 25 March 2012 and you can find out further information by visiting the Museums website.
Fear not, you don’t need to break into the museum to own your own tiger backpack, you can purchase one from our e-shop.
Metro is the world’s largest free newspaper and the fourth biggest newspaper in the UK. Bel Jacobs style editor features the Autumn Winter collection of Walter Van Beirendonck+Chris&Tibor.
“Feeling bored of ordinary backpacks? Knock yourself out with those larger-than-life creations by mad Belgian Walter Van Beirendonck for accessories label CHRIS&TIBOR. Can’t decide between the Rocket backpack, the Fly beltbag and the Fire beltbag? We can’t help; we want all three. Next spring, things jump even further leftfield with huge tiger and crocodile-shaped packs you wear wrapped around your shoulders. All that without mentioning the robot-shaped pack. Stick your name on the waiting list.”
Thursday June 25th at 2pm saw the Walter Van Bereindonck show hit the Bataclan in Paris’ trendy 11th district for Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011. As our second season collaborating with Walter, this year’s collection is bigger, better and crazier… featuring the larger than life tiger and crocodile backpacks as big hits on the runway as well as the robot backpack. Further to these, the new Spring Summer 2011 collection includes the tiger and hope belt bags, the nylon W gym bag, the ‘Read my W skin’ side bag and leather belts, the W side bag and leather harnesses - available in a variety of checked fabrics too – the W laptop case, in a choice of leather, croc leather or nylon and a case for the ‘au courant’ Apple iPad in black leather or nylon. Lastly the not to be forgotten leather ‘W’ wash bag. The colour range this year is red, green, white and black with the additional checked range.
For you eager beavers we have decided to repeat last season’s successful 2 weeks pre-order option, available on our online shop from the next week and following this the collection will be stocked in the world’s most coveted couture boutiques and department stores from January 2011.
To see the full collection visit style.com
Photos by Dan Lecca