The fourth edition of the Eastpak Artist Studio (EAST), an initiative that supports the aid organization Designers Against AIDS (DAA), has engaged a total of 16 high profile designers to transform a white special edition of the Eastpak Padded Pak’r for the good cause.

The participating designers/brands are Krjst (wildcard competition winner), Manolo Blahnik, Walter van Beirendonck, MSGM, Tim Coppens, Antoine Peters, Lala Berlin, Jean Paul Gaultier, Henrik Vibskov, Christopher Lee Sauvé, Gaspard Yurkievich, Sybilla, Elio Fiorucci, Scooter La Forge, Christopher Shannon and Chris Janssens.

Berlin-based designer Leyla Piedayesh, founder of German label Lala Berlin, has connected two of her most prominent prints – porn print and Kufiya – into a piece with a 3D-look. The print consist of 70s pin-up pictures and graphics of medical plants and is also present at the new Lala Berlin store in Berlin.
Leyla Piedayesh, founder Lala Berlin
Leyla Piedayesh, founder Lala Berlin
“Even after the project, we want to make people aware of the topic AIDS. The project EAST is and will be ever-present at Lala Berlin,” says designer Leyla Piedayesh.

All EAST-creations will be auctioned online in December 2014 and the proceeds will be donated to Designers Against Aids (DAA).

Since 2001, DAA works on the funding and establishment of projects, with the goal to strengthen the awareness of HIV/AIDS, clarify the necessity of safer sex and to fight for the acceptance and equality of seropositive people worldwide.