Tokyo and New York — two cosmopolitan cities that seem like complete opposites, but share a common love for street culture, music, and fashion. As Coach announces their latest collaboration with BAPE, what we see is a fusion of New York sleek, incorporated with Tokyo’s unexpected urban style. It’s the result of when two of the biggest names in each respective city, comes together for a collection that encompasses ready-to-wear, accessories, and leather goods.
To begin, we take a look at some of the highlights from this BAPE X Coach debut. The line shines through an an interpretation of Coach’s Signature pattern alongside BAPE’s Ape Head logo, rendered in camouflage, khaki and rainbow jacquard; BAPESTATM sneakers (these sought-after kicks celebrate 20 years in business in 2020) and backpacks in Coach’s Academy silhouette, with the limelight on the Ape Head Signature pattern.
That’s not all. The BAPE X Coach look book also spotlight various talents photographed in their hometown cities by New York-based photographer Quil Lemons, whose work has appeared in Out, The Face and Vogue.com.
Model and songwriter Kōki struts her stuff in the Ebisu District of Shibuya in Tokyo, while actor and musician Quincy Brown brings to life his style in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Founded in Tokyo in 1993 by fashion designer, DJ, record producer and entrepreneur Nigo, A Bathing Ape is now one of the biggest names in streetwear in Japan and around the world.
Coach, on the other hand, was founded in 1941, and has enjoyed tremendous success under the helm of creative director Stuart Vevers since 2013.
This story first appeared on Prestige Online Singapore.