Samsung has been collaborating with some big names in order to compete with other smartphone brands. First there was Jay-z’s exclusive album release through their android application and now there’s Alexander Wang’s limited crowd sourced bag. Earlier in the year, Wang rounded up a group of friends, stylists and photographers and got their creative gears running. The group was encouraged to doodle images, patterns and photos onto their Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphones and they were then boiled down by Wang and sketched into a “collectively inspired” print for a limited edition bag.
The Alexander Wang Wallie gym sack hits stores later this month in global “key markets” and online. Retailing at $550, the drawstring lambskin backpack will raise funds for Art Start, a charity that focuses on supporting the creative talents of “at-risk” children and youth. The bag features a black and grey print on leather that Wang says “really captures the energy of New York City. This collaboration is a great example of how technology and style can come together in an unexpected but really meaningful way.”
I love the idea of a lambskin backpack for charity, but I’m not too sure I’m really digging the design. What do you think of this crowd sourced bag for Samsung? Would you drop $550 on it?