“I’ve had backpacks my whole life. I’m a grown man now and I should have something better.”
The Beastie Boys’ co-founder told Billboard he was inspired to launch the range after working in the studio with French duo Cassius: “They wore elegant French bags, and it made my old backpack feel inferior.”
Mike D said he didn’t want another backpack: “I’ve had backpacks my whole life. I’m a grown man now and I should have something better.”
The Mike D X Clare V range is the first men’s collection from Vivier’s fashion house and includes a slim card wallet, sunglasses, laptop case and a studio bag. Prices range from £37.50 for a bandana to £358.50 and £426 for the bags.
Back in March, Mike D teamed up with Cat Power for Cassius’ new single ‘Action’, which he says was recorded in New York “after a few bottles of wine.”