Coach has teamed up with Disney for a special edition collection that inspired by the classic Disney princess fairy tales. It subverts the classic tales with a dark and romantic twist on Coach’s ready-to-wear and leather goods, available within its pre-fall 2018 collection. The pieces play with spooky undertones and the tension of nostalgic Disney animations to create a halo collection for the season inspired by an American gothic fairy tale of New York.
Not your ordinary tales
The Coach x Disney collection was inspired by the classic fairy tales, especially its dark characters. This collaboration has brought up unexpected motifs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty – think dark and dreamy castles, poisoned apples and wide-eyed woodland creatures – for a play to the edgier, darker side. Retro t-shirts with rock-and-roll fonts and a nostalgic colour palette are styled with tough moto jackets, while Coach’s recognizable signature print is enhanced with darker graphics and bold leather detailing for an unexpected juxtaposition. It also showcases authentic Coach American sportswear – jersey hoodies, sneakers and fanny packs with Disney inspired patches and embellishments. In a nod to the storytellers of Disney, and the craftsmanship synonymous with Coach, a special story patch was made to commemorate the collection.
Third times’ a charm
The special-edition collection will celebrate Coach and Disney’s third collaboration, an on-going relationship which is both personal and a continuing inspiration to Coach Creative Director, Stuart Vevers. He stated, “I have always loved Disney – both the movies and the fantasy worlds created that have captured my imagination for many decades. It was fun to explore the darker side of these stories and mix Disney’s nostalgic charm with Coach’s creativity to bring my memories from these fairy tales to life within our world of accessories and ready-to-wear. The Disney spirit truly reinforces the new youthful perspective we are bringing to luxury at Coach.”