Crumpler teams up with Vue de Monde’s Hugh Allen for a cutting-edge collab
Crumpler teams up with Vue de Monde’s Hugh Allen for a cutting-edge collab
Crumpler teams up with Vue de Monde’s Hugh Allen for a cutting-edge collab
Crumpler teams up with Vue de Monde’s Hugh Allen for a cutting-edge collab

Crumpler teams up with Vue de Monde’s Hugh Allen for a cutting-edge collab

The master of the messenger bag has joined forces with Aussie chef Hugh Allen to design the ultimate knife carrier. Meet Crumpler’s 2049 bag – the latest take on culinary gear that’ll have you saying “yes, chef!”

Since the nineties, Crumpler has been Australia’s leader in utility accessories – known for its classic messenger bag. Originally crafted for bike couriers, Crumpler’s bags have since become an Australian fashion icon, spotted everywhere from corporate offices to Melbourne’s Fitzroy fashion scene. 

In 2022, long-time Crumpler wearer and executive chef of Melbourne’s Vue de Monde, Hugh Allen, reached out to the brand to dream up a new way for chefs and foodie fiends to protect their prized knife collections. Hugh is a legend of the culinary industry – starting his time at the renowned Vue de Monde at just 19. With more than a decade in the industry, Hugh has gained international experience in Michelin-star venues across the globe. Celebrated as one of Australia’s most renowned chefs, Hugh brought his unrivalled insight into the world’s best kitchens to Crumpler’s drawing board. 

After more than ten rigorously tested prototypes, the duo landed on the classic and compact 2049 style that lets you wield knives with safety and style. Designed for home cooks and hatted chefs alike, the 2049 Knife Bag wants to not just protect knife collections but, as Hugh said, “reflect the passion and dedication [chefs] have for their craft.”

Get a taste of Hugh’s acclaimed palette for refined and unique flavours with the 2049’s design. Described by Hugh himself as “the best-built and designed knife bag on the market”, Crumper’s take on the knife carrier combines sleek finishes and a fabrication that’s likely to outlive us all. The name is a nod to the dystopian movie series and this literal blade runner bag is complete with equally modern details. The Cordura craftsmanship is built to take on the conditions of a busy kitchen with ample practical storage. The bag features multiple zip pockets, nine secure knife spots and even a first-aid pocket that’s already stocked with band-aids. The utilitarian design and functional fit balances form and function for a look that’ll make you want to dice an onion.

The 2049 makes for the perfect gift to level up the uniform of the hospitality heroes in your life this Christmas. With three on-trend colourways to choose from, including forest green and orange, the knife carrier is bound to be equally loved by your home cooks as well.

The 2049 Knife Bag is available in store or online now!

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