A Thespian by training, Jonathan William Anderson‘s unwavering interest in stage costumes propelled him to pursue a second career as a fashion designer. Not long after, Anderson was back on stage again, but rather than him taking the leading role, it would be his clothing instead. At the Spring/Summer 2012 Collection presentation for his namesake label, Anderson turned to Japan’s luggage specialists at PORTER and its parent company, Yoshida & Co., for a distinctive yet complementary backpack design. The finished product was the archetype of what Anderson’s design stood for, an approach based more on craft than fashion trends. In premium leather, a straw-like basket weave panel accentuates the front of the backpack. Another series of intertwine leather cords highlight the shoulder straps, while breathable mesh padding ensures a comfortable fit. For storage, each of the packs comes with on main compartment and four zipped external pockets. Available now in colors white, black, and brown at England’s oki-ni online store.