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Coach is Taking Keith Haring Back to the Streets

Keith Haring
Photography by Marcus Morris

The 1980s gay art icon is the inspiration for the designer's latest collection. 

This season, perennial cool kid Keith Haring gets the luxury treatment. Drawn to the late artist's playful motifs, Coach has translated a mix of some of his most iconic and more obscure pieces into an exclusive collection using intricate techniques such as leather cutouts, shearling intarsia, and sequin embroidery. The result is a line steeped in downtown chic that also nods to the sophistication of uptown.

Related | Coach Pays Tribute to Keith Haring For Spring '18

A bright star in New York's scrappy 1980s art scene, Haring created an instantly recognizable style born out of the city's vibrant street culture, imbuing it with personal and political statements about homosexuality, drug abuse, and the AIDS epidemic (he died of the disease at the age of 31). But his dynamic imagery -- flying saucers, dancing dogs, tangled masses of men in lust and love -- has endured. Coach is neither the first, nor will it be the last, to find inspiration and hope in his work.

Jacket, $1,500, and pants, Price available upon request, by Coach.

Styling by Michael Cook
Grooming: Jaleesa Jaikaran
Model: Yves at Heroes Model Management
Mural by Justin Teodoro
Photography by Marcus Morris

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