New York, NY – Coach, the original American house of leather, and Rodarte, the conceptual American luxury label, debut a new, limited-edition capsule collection: Coach & Rodarte.
The collaboration, designed by Coach’s Creative Director, Stuart Vevers, and Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy, explores the idea of mixing textures and the vocabularies of New York and Los Angeles; modern vs. ethereal; Coach’s interest in utility and unprecious luxury vs. Rodarte’s unabashed romance and fanciful demi-couture.
The collection of ready-to-wear and bags, crafted in Coach’s original glovetanned leather, feature 1970s Coach advertisements that use the slogan ‘This is A Coach Bag’—a design element that inspired the Mulleavys. The assortment also includes intricately embellished styles with Rodarte’s signature use of special appliqué techniques, through a Coach filter. Totes bearing the iconic archival ads will retail for $650 USD, while embellished leather bags will be available from $295-$1,900 USD.
A unique combination of both brands’ take on design, the collaboration celebrates the qualities that make each one different and what makes them come together: both houses’ commitment to craftsmanship.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy commented, “We love how Coach believes in American luxury and craftsmanship. We also love their incredible archive and the imaging of the brand over the years.” Vevers added, “Rodarte’s conceptual approach to American style was the perfect lens to reimagine nostalgic Coach pieces. The mash-up of influences resulted in a romantic cool collection that feels right for both houses.”
The Coach & Rodarte collection will be available April 12th at Coach.com and April 14th at select international stores.
About Coach: Coach, Inc. is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. The Coach brand was established in New York City in 1941, and has a rich heritage of pairing exceptional leathers and materials with innovative design. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach’s website at www.coach.com. In 2015, Coach acquired Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, sold in more than 70 countries and through its website at www.stuartweitzman.com. Coach, Inc.’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COH and Coach’s Hong Kong Depositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388.
About Rodarte: In 2005, Kate and Laura Mulleavy founded Rodarte, a luxury brand instantly lauded for its distinct design concepts and intricate textile innovations. A conceptual and innovative brand, Rodarte is known for its artistic mixture of high couture, California influences, and explorations into other art forms.
Los Angeles, CA – Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy and Coach’s Stuart Vevers celebrated the forthcoming Coach & Rodarte collection, launching worldwide on April 12th.
The three designers celebrated their collaboration at a private dinner at Hollywood’s iconic Musso & Frank Grill with Chloë Grace Moretz, Rashida Jones, Sasha Lane, Rowan Blanchard, Bella Heathcote, Chloe and Halle Bailey, Selma Blair, Sabrina Carpenter, Yara Shahidi, Natasha Lyonne, Kim Gordon, Aubrey Plaza, Odeya Rush, Gia Coppola, Zoe Cassavetes, Miranda July, Catherine Opie, Elliott Hundley, Gary Baseman, Haley Lu Richardson, Langley Fox, Nathalie Love, Lisa Eisner, Amanda de Cadenet, Jacqui Getty, Lisa Marie Fernandez, Ava Hawk McDean, Todd Cole, and Katherine Ross.
“We love how Coach believes in American luxury and craftsmanship. We also love their incredible archive and the imaging of the brand over the years,” commented Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Vevers added, “Rodarte’s conceptual approach to American style was the perfect lens to reimagine nostalgic Coach pieces. The mash-up of influences resulted in a romantic cool collection that feels right for both houses.”
The Coach & Rodarte collection consists of ready-to-wear and leather goods, and will be available from April 12th at Coach.com and April 14th at select Coach stores and specialty retailers worldwide.