The two powerhouses have joined together to create a luxury take on the Micky Mouse motif
“Mickey Mouse is one of my earliest memories of American pop – his nostalgic charm, cheekiness, individuality and inherent cool make for the ultimate American icon,” said the label’s creative director, Stuart Vevers, on his inspiration for the range.
It’s not the first time that Coach has played with cartoon iconography. Last year, Vevers used animator and artist Gary Baseman’s spooky designs for his SS15 collection.
Vevers took the helm of the US brand in 2013, and in the two years since has staged somewhat of a revival at the company, exploring themes of American culture in his designs.
Coach debuted their SS17 menswear collection last week London Collections: Men, itself a clash of American countercultural references. As Vevers attests, the famous mouse’s ears are a perfect fit for the brand. “I’ve always seen Mickey as a playful rebel at heart and a timeless symbol of joy and creativity. That spirit reinforces the new youthful perspective we are bringing to luxury at Coach.”
The Disney x Coach 1941 collection is available from June 17th in store and online.