For Spring Summer 2013, Christopher Shannon and the Cambridge Satchel Company have joined forces to bring out a unique and original range of satchel backpacks.
The rucksacks combine the structured heritage of the Cambridge Satchel Company with strong influences from Christopher Shannon’s recognisable style. A combination of clean silhouettes, dramatic features and trend led textures such as fringing, buckles and straps, as well as a mix of matte and patent leathers, that take the Cambridge satchel into a whole new fashion market.
Shannon’s inspiration for the collection has come from listening to loads of old Jellybean Benitez, looking at lots of old tourist tat and memorabilia, ‘I really wanted to bring in colour again. There’s more embellishment that we’ve done before. We are now working with new companies on the footwear and bags and so far they look good, and new for us’
Julie Deane, founder of the Cambridge Satchel Company said ‘the Cambridge Satchel Company has enjoyed several very successful collaborations with highly regarded designers – Christopher Shannon has taken our iconic bag and led us into the world of menswear with an exciting edge. To work with a British designer of his calibre is an outstanding opportunity and we were excited to see the bags in the show, we are honoured to be included.’