Now in its third year and with participants including Rob Ryan and WAH Nails.

Eastpak Artist Studio is now in its third year, and representing the UK – Eurovision style – is Sharmadean Reid, Rob Ryan, David David, Joseph Turvey and Simeon Farrar.

The five names, top of their class in the realms of fashion and art respectively, are joined by 51 others from 14 countries, totaling three continents.

In EAS tradition, each participant has transformed the brand’s classic Padded Pak’r from a simple transportation method to something that echoes their own unique style.

In the case of Reid this resulted in a pastel based leopard print (the first WAH Nails design that got people talking), while David’s taken a Cowboy shirt, reinterpreted its fringing and smothered the bag in his bright colours.

Far from a jolly Sunday afternoon project, the sale of the bags will go to Designers Against AIDS, the charity organisation raising awareness about HIV/AIDS in young people; the selling date falls one short of World AIDS Day.

You can check out the UK's international counterparts, get making those shopping lists and watch videos of each participant, simply by heading over to


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