Three American icons have come together under one roof to produce a capsule collection to capture the spirit of creativity beyond bounds. Coach has introduced a Disney Mickey Mouse x Keith Haring collection, with a campaign starring some of our industry favourites and Coach family and friends - Kaia Gerber, Cole Sprouse, Kōki, Xiao Wen Ju, and Myles O’Neal.
The collection takes root in Haring's 1980s Mickey Mouse illustrations, which have become an iconic coming together of two creative pillars of American art in the past four decades. Now, together with Coach, the illustrations take on a new life in the form of accessories and ready-to-wear like bags crafted in glove-tanned leather topped with Mickey’s ears, shearling jackets, totes, and sweatshirts printed with Haring’s artwork.
The intention behind the collection embodies that of Haring's philosophy as an artist - accessibility. The belief that art should be for everyone, the tension between originality and pop culture is explored through his lens and applied onto classic Coach silhouettes, celebrating American iconism. This is especially evident with the collection's inclusion of Haring’s “Andy Mouse,” his artwork featuring Haring’s personal hero Andy Warhol drawn as Mickey Mouse—and a celebration of pop art.
“Sometimes the best design comes from the most unlikely juxtapositions, and I can’t think of a cultural
clash that brings me more joy than Mickey Mouse and Keith Haring,” said Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers in a press release. “Ahead of its time when it was first made, this art feels so timely today as we can celebrate and appreciate the diverse work of great creators whoever they may be, without social boundaries. As my collections over the years have shown, I love Disney and I love Keith Haring, so this collaboration makes for my ultimate treat.”
To celebrate the collection, Coach has also launched the Disney Mickey Mouse x Coach Exploratorium, an
interactive digital experience where customers can watch exclusive videos featuring stars of the campaign Kaia Gerber and Kōki, learn more about Haring, Mickey and the collection, shop physical and digital products, and create their own street art in the style of Haring. It's Haring's world, and we're all just living in it.
You can explore the Disney Mickey Mouse x Keith Haring collection via Coach's website.