Coach’s New Collection Includes A Tribute To Keith Haring
And pays homage to New York
Coach’s Spring 2018 collection campaign is here, and it’s quite the ode to New York City.
A little bit tough, a little bit sweet, the collection captures both the beauty and grittiness of the city that never sleeps. Silks and satins, lace, and crystal embellishments juxtapose tomboyish silhouettes and classic Coach leathers. Models have the Manhattan skyline at sunset as their backdrop as they climb through windows and up fire escapes, emitting that downtown coolness all of New York’s It Kids seem to have.
At the heart of the collection comes a tribute to Keith Haring. His message of inclusiveness is translated onto clothing and accessories, with his iconic in-your-face graphics appearing on leather handbags, Hawaiian shirts, and the new Signature pattern, an update to the brand's iconic jacquard print that now includes Haring’s imagery.
Being that we just celebrated National AIDS Awareness Day earlier this month, the collection honoring Haring, who died of AIDS-related complications in 1990, couldn't have come at a better time. Of course, there was an all-star team behind this NYC-inspired magic. Shot by Steven Meisel with creative direction by Fabien Baron, the models were styled by Karl Templer with hair by Guido Palau and makeup by Pat McGrath.
Check out the full campaign, below, and catch the collection in action in the video, above, and be sure to look out for it in stores and online come March.