Coach & Keith sitting in a tree…Friday, April 6 2018
Coach and Keith sitting in a tree…
Little faceless guys running on walls, intertwining and supporting one another; one can almost sense their agitation…
We are in Keith Haring’s world. Or rather, we are wearing Coach’s homage to New York City and one of its most important street artists.
**Why am I talking about myself in the third person again? “Art is for everybody”, as the late Haring once famously said, so no need to be pedantic here. And since there is nobody else that is youer than you (another quote, this time by his — and my — personal fav, Dr. Seuss), I should stop we-ing you and just be me.
And although this « me » isn’t always one to don so much glitter, she is happy to make an exception when said glitter comes with pop-art heritage and sparkly deeper meaning. Although simple and cartoonish, Keith Haring’s drawings were highly symbolic and imbued with deep political meaning, tackling issues pertaining to race, sexuality, class, and drug culture. His bold illustrations gained notoriety through his playful bold graffiti in subway stations and translated into becoming positive notions of social change and fighting injustice. As his legacy shines bright through these funky Coach designs, the combination of his evocative work mixed alongside the American house’s leather craft seems to celebrate all the optimism of the big apple.
Eighties nostalgia done right!
In fact, these pieces are the perfect conversation starter with bold emblems juxtaposed against unexpected material choices of sequins, lace and, jersey playing nods to those days.
When was the last time a sequin had so much to say for itself?