Coach honours Jean-Michel Basquiat with fall 20 collection

Coach has paid homage to the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat in its fall/winter 2020 collection.Creative director Stuart Vevers unveiled his latest line at the 47th Street Warehouse as part of New York Fashion Week on Tuesday, with the spectacle drawing i…

Coach has paid homage to the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat in its fall/winter 2020 collection.

Creative director Stuart Vevers unveiled his latest line at the 47th Street Warehouse as part of New York Fashion Week on Tuesday, with the spectacle drawing in the likes of Michael B. Jordan, Megan Thee Stallion, Naomi Osaka, Zoey Deutch, Camila Morrone, Rafferty Law, and Paloma Elsesser.

To open, a series of models showed off Coach staples, such as leather skirts, trench coats, and layered, oversized outerwear. However, partway through the presentation, Vevers surprised guests by introducing sweaters and coats emblazoned with the graffiti-inspired artwork of Basquiat, who died of a drug overdose at the age of 27 in 1988.

Basquiat’s sisters Lisane and Jeanine were in the audience, while his niece Jessica Kelly walked in the spectacle.

“We have always been fans of Coach. It’s such an iconic New York brand with really beautiful craftsmanship. To see this collection come together has been truly exciting. Coach has done a great job in capturing the texture, detail and energy of Jean-Michel’s work,” said Lisane. “We are really impressed with Stuart’s vision and attention to the spirit of the work.”

Other highlights included a patchwork-look faux fur coat, ’90s-inspired leather jackets with black buttons, and striped ensembles with a grunge vibe. Model Kaia Gerber stood out in a pink sweater, beige skirt, and long blue leather jacket.

And at the end of the show, Vevers unveiled another surprise – he invited Debbie Harry to take to the stage and perform Blondie songs alongside punk rock/garage band The Coathangers.

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Kate Moss and Yara Shahidi star in Coach’s 2019 holiday campaign

Kate Moss and Yara Shahidi have been tapped to star in Coach’s 2019 holiday campaign.Photographed by Juergen Teller, the imagery was released on Monday, with one snap showing the British supermodel posing in a dark red dress with a black leather belt a…

Kate Moss and Yara Shahidi have been tapped to star in Coach’s 2019 holiday campaign.

Photographed by Juergen Teller, the imagery was released on Monday, with one snap showing the British supermodel posing in a dark red dress with a black leather belt as she rests on a fallen Christmas tree.

Moss is also clutching a new version of the Kat Saddle Bag from the brand’s new Horse and Carriage collection, which reimagines Coach’s iconic motif as a colourful pattern on bags and ready-to-wear.

While Black-ish actress Shahidi is seen standing in the snow next to a box of festive decorations and wearing a hoodie with the company’s dinosaur mascot, Rexy, as well as light brown trousers and a printed jacket with suede panels.

Other names to feature in the print images include rapper Megan Thee Stallion, model Fernanda Ly, and actor Miles Heizer.

The group also appears in an accompanying video directed by Bunny Kinney titled Wonder For All, with Shahidi’s family making a cameo, alongside the likes of the Newark Boys choir, Spike and Tonya Lee, model/actress Camila Morrone, Bob the Drag Queen, the winner of season eight of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and writer, actor, and producer Ben Sinclair.

“The campaign follows the band of revellers as they gather at an impromptu party at a New York brownstone. Capturing the magical mood of the season, it champions the belief of coming together for the holidays and the inclusive, authentic spirit of New York,” a Coach representative explained. “It sees the cast in joyful, unfiltered scenes that highlight the house’s spirit of playfulness and the authentic self-expression that defines New York City.”

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