Collaborations can be everything- not only are they usually more affordable than the larger designer brand, but there is this creative mainstream appeal that has a different voice than the brands individually. The Coach Rodarte collaboration is hard edged and soft, masculine and feminine with ornate beaded and studded sequin floral embellishments on leather, gold chain hardware, perforated leather, and snake skin combined to create the perfect luxe juxtaposition. Those sequins? They look like metallic leather! This is definitely a different look for Coach, and its current ads do reflect a harder -edged look which seems to reflect this aesthetic- seemingly shifting away from the softer look of the Grace-Morietz campaign.
(Above photos: Vogue)