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Alexander Wang Crowdsources New Bag Design

Alexander Wang Crowdsources New Bag Design
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Friends, stylists, and photographers all called in to help create this luxury gym bag

Ross Brooks
  • 21 august 2013

When you think of world-class designers such as Alexander Wang, the first things that come to mind are exclusive design and unique style.

As part of a collaboration with Samsung, the designer was tasked with creating a limited-edition bag using crowdsourcing. His approach was to ask a group of friends, stylists, and photographers to doodle images on their Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphones earlier this year.

The resulting images were the mashed together by the designer to create a “collectively inspired” print for the bag.

Know as the “Alexander Wang Wallie” gym sack, the bag will be released on Wednesday 21st in “key markets” around the world and online. Sales of which will go towards raising funds for Art Start, a charity that uses the arts to nurture the creative talents of “at-risk” children and youth, according to Samsung.

Retailing for $550, the drawstring lambskin backpack has leather corners and features a black and gray print on the leather.

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Alexander Wang

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