The knitwear designer Isabelle Baines opened her first boutique in Brussels in 1986. Eric and Isabelle both share a history of being long-term established designers in Brussels, and have had many opportunities to cross paths.  

In 2014, Isabelle asked Eric to participate in a pool of artists and designers to celebrate her fetish sweater model, the Valentin, which was presented on Valentine's day of that same year.

The two bag models created for the exhibition, which mixed knitted wool and vintage leathers, were further developed and presented at Eric's showroom months later.