If there is one thing about Chris Leba’s R13 resort collection that caught us totally “mouth agape” – it’s that shirt turned backpack, or backpack turned shirt. And the pants legs? Not to mention the plaid flannel shirts with their matching – what – laundry bags, maybe?!

Well, read on and see for yourself!

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For resort 2023, Chris Leba has one of his boldest propositions yet: What if backpacks were pants? Stitched into the sides of already-so-wide leg trousers are backpacks à la Jansport, creating some of the grungiest, baggiest pants of 2022.

“It’s about creating dimensions through new forms,” Leba explains, pointing at the backpacks worked into flannel shirts and jackets, offering utility and dimension beyond what the R13 customer might come to expect.

So, if you are looking for grunge, over-uber sized, ripped, and destroyed, this collection is definitely for you. And – as far as we can tell – this collection also is pretty unisex. No gender definition needed. You just wear what you love with the label “his” or “hers”.

This collection will only be available in a few months, but there are lots of new pretty much equally grungy pieces already available in the R13 pre-fall collection. Check them out here.

You can shop for R13 clothing at SSENSE, NET-A-PORTER (lots of fab pieces on sale there), Bergdorf Goodman, and at Shopbop.

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