It all started when I couldn’t find a decent backpack. So I created my own backpack with a little help. It has soon become popular and people asked me whether they can buy my bag. Therefore I have created a brand for my backpacks which is called FM85. These bags are 100% handmade, I use leather and a special canvas, which is primarily used for welding and also for other heavy duty jobs. Combining this kind of textile with leather creates a durable unity. The design is characterized by simplicity and clarity but with carefully measured proportions. Here you can see my first collection: 3 different backpacks.
This backpack is called Newton #02. Blue canvas and dark brown oxhide.
Here below this backpack is called Einstein #01. White canvas and blue leather creates a kind of navy feeling.
This backpack below is called Faraday #01. Natural colour (undyed) canvas and dark brown oxhide.
Drawing the paper pattern for the bags is not the only time when fashion meets with graphic design. Creating the brand identity such as a logo and labels, websites, booklets, etc. is also a meeting point for the disciplines. The very simple minimalist design of the bags is reflected in the branding as well.