Bringing new life to the familiar artwork of the ’80s American pop culture, Coach, the high-end fashion house, recently introduced its collaboration with artist Keith Haring.
An artist whose legacy has endured long after his life was tragically cut short, Haring is a name linked street culture when spray-painted on the urban surfaces of 1980s New York. Paying homage to the late artist’s works for its Spring/Summer 2018 campaign, Coach brings Haring’s bold squiggles to its range of classic bags, accessories and apparel items, available exclusively at Siwilai Multibrand store on the fifth floor of Central Embassy from now until April 17.
Coach presents Haring’s works with both simplicity and colour overload with illustrations like the blockish canine and radiant love heart motif spanning its heritage line of silhouettes including the Rogue, Mailbox and Market Tote, as well as sheer tees and bomber jackets, with shimmering sequins and primary colours making Haring’s figures pop. Elsewhere, items like an all-over floral-printed tote camouflage Haring’s works, while select apparel items like a reversible pastel pink varsity bomber present the street art doodles in both a subtle and over-the-top light.
The men’s ready-to-wear collection highlights soft suede jackets and outerwear contrasted with cheeky Hawaiian print shirts and Keith Haring graphics mixed throughout. Bags of the season include the Bleecker backpack and Metropolitan Portfolio for men and the Camera Bag and the Mailbox for women, which are the reedition of an archival Coach style first introduced in 1972.