Get Ready for the Details X CFDA Duffle Bag Auction
Anyone need a cool duffle bag for summer? eBay promises some amazing options thanks to the collaboration between DETAILS and CFDA launching next week. The bags will hit eBay on June 10, and 100% of the proceeds will go toward the Details x CFDA project. To launch the collection, we thought we’d tease you with one of our designer duffles (seen above) by John Whitledge of Trovata. Here’s what he had to say:
Jauretsi: Describe the inspiration for your Duffle Bag design.
John Whitledge of Trovata: Some of my favorite destinations incorporate surf trips so I wanted the bag to be a reflection of great memories. If you started out with one bag and took a surf trip around the world, I imagined you would add details and unique fabrics from each destination — to not only add more functionality but also to be a nostalgic reminder of your recent adventures and newfound friends. My last two trips this year were to Hawaii and Mexico so I repurposed 1960’s fabric for surf trunks as the stripe and also added an indigo striped side pocket taken from a vintage Mexican baja. The other details were all for added functionality: leather handles, heavy duty antique nickel zipper, and industrial strength cotton webbing straps. I also added an opening in the straps to put newspapers, magazines, maps, tripod, etc. I also added two leather vintage military straps (adjustable) for shoulder carrying.
J: What are your travel essentials
JW: 1. Duffel Bag — big enough to take a week’s worth of clothing but small enough to store in the overhead 2. Cameras: Leica M9 and Ricoh GR 3. Toms Lobamba sunglasses (Black with rose gold) 4. A Trovata navy crew neck cashmere sweater (you can dress it up or down and you will always be comfortable.)
J: What’s your next big escape?
JW: I’m trying to plan something right now to Madagascar and Mozambique.
Visit eBay on June 10th to see all Duffle bags on Auction
(Photo: Courtesy of eBay. Q&A by Jauretsi)