On Our Radar: Coach X James Nares-------
Earlier this year, Coach teamed up with British linocut artist Hugo Guinness on a collection of leather goods. To follow suit, Coach has brought on New York-based artist James Nares for its latest handbag collaboration.
“I was aware of the success of Reed [Krakoff]‘s previous collaborations with other artists whose work I admire, and was excited by the prospect of doing something,” the painter and filmmaker tells Style.com. “So, naturally I didn’t hesitate when Reed asked me if I would be interested in collaborating on a project.”
Nares translated his signature single-stroke paintings to fashion by imprinting double-layered white canvas Coach totes with five of his brushstroke pieces (complete with his signature on the Coach leather story patch). The limited-edition bags ($798), available in black, blue, green, pink, and red, will be available in select Coach stores and on Coach.com on Friday.