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Swedish footwear label Eytys is set to branch out into luggage, with founders Max Schiller and Jonathan Hirschfeld launching a new line of waterproof bags dubbed Void. Presenting a backpack, tote bag and document holder priced from $100-300, the bags come as a direct result of the pressures that Stockholm’s commute put on the designers. As Schiller puts it:

“As I commute by boat between my home on an island in the Stockholm archipelago and the city, I need bags that are functional and water-resistant without making me look as though I’m geared up to go on a kayak hike. It’s always been a ‘mission impossible’ to find a bag that is water-repellent and sleek, so we decided to develop our own line. It’s very high-tech— [the factory] usually make inflatable life rafts, kayaks, and army tents, but they didn’t have the right kind of material, so we had to develop our own fabric. It’s polyester-coated with matte black polyurethane and it’s completely water- and airtight.”

Keep an eye out for Void when it launches March 26 at colette, Opening Ceremony, Storm, LN-CC and Très Bien, and for more from Eytys take a look at their latest batch of Mother low top sneakers.

Words by Alec Leach
Digital Fashion Editor

Alec Leach grew up in Brighton, England, but now lives in Berlin, where he leads Highsnobiety's digital fashion content.

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