Jean Paul Gaultier has teamed up with Eastpak.

The French-born fashion designer has collaborated with the accessories label to produce a collection of backpacks set to hit stores in February, reports WWD.

Jean Paul Gaultier

The limited edition range, entitled 'Eastpak X Jean Paul Gaultier', will be based on some of the 62 year old's runway designs and will include backpacks inspired by his biker jacket, bomber jacket, denim jacket and pilot uniform creations for the catwalk.

It isn't the first time Jean Paul has collaborated with Eastpak.

The fashion icon also customised a special edition of the company's iconic Padded Pak'r bag to be sold at auction for Designers Against AIDS.

Some proceeds from the 'Eastpak X Jean Paul Gaultier' line will also go towards the charity.

Meanwhile, the designer recently put an end to his women's and men's ready-to-wear collections.

He announced in September this year that he was closing the departments of the Parisian-based brand in order to focus his attention on the label's fragrances, haute couture and other unspecified projects.

Jean Paul said in a letter: "After more than 38 years spent producing men's and women's ready-to-wear collections, it seems to us that the time has come to stop some of our activities and to concentrate principally on the development of the haute couture, of perfumes and to certain collaborations that I have not yet had time to explore.

"For some time, I have found true fulfillment in working on the haute couture and it allows me to express my creativity and my taste for research and experimentation.

"This is a new beginning, I will be able to express again my creativity fully and without constraints."

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