Credit: Mickey Mouse Character: TM & (C) Disney. Keith Haring Artwork: (C) Keith Haring Foundation

In a collaboration that sees the meeting of three American icons, Coach has announced its fantastical new collection that honours the late Keith Haring’s artistic takes on Mickey Mouse. The artist, who was famed for his pop-art and graffiti in the 80s, will have his work reimagined and emblazoned on a number of the house’s ever-popular bags.

The collection is imbued with Haring’s downtown street culture aesthetic while maintaining Disney’s inherent whimsy – think structured leather shoulder bags finished with Mickey’s ears, in an instantly recognisable ode to the beloved Disney character. Haring, who idolised fellow pop art visionary Andy Warhol, was passionate about democratising art, making this partnership with Coach all the more fitting.

Credit: Mickey Mouse Character: TM & (C) Disney. Keith Haring Artwork: (C) Keith Haring Foundation

To launch the collection, Coach tapped Alessandro Simonetti to shoot some major faces who will front the campaign. Friends of the house Kaia Gerber and Cole Sprouse – who was once a Disney Channel wunderkind himself – star in the spirited shoot, alongside rising models Xiao Wen Ju, Kōki, and Myles O’Neal.

“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,” Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers said of the collection in a statement.

“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.”

Credit: Mickey Mouse Character: TM & (C) Disney. Keith Haring Artwork: (C) Keith Haring Foundation

The bags have just launched on our shores and we’re truly spoilt for choice with the selection of totes, top handle and shoulder options, backpacks and belt bags, as well as mini wear-everywhere zippered leather slings. In other words? Now’s your chance to snap up what is sure to become a storied cultural artefact.

Coach wanted to invite customers across the world into the experience, so the brand launched Disney Mickey Mouse x Coach Exploratorium – an interactive digital touchpoint that offers the audience an exclusive view into the rich history of Haring and Mickey. Those inclined can even imagine their own Haring-inspired street art, watch never-before-seen videos of Gerber and Kōki and of course, shop the collection.

Credit: Mickey Mouse Character: TM & (C) Disney. Keith Haring Artwork: (C) Keith Haring Foundation

SHOP THE COLLECTION:

Credit: Mickey Mouse Character: TM & (C) Disney. Keith Haring Artwork: (C) Keith Haring Foundation

COACH, DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE X KEITH HARING KISSLOCK BAG, $1,095, SHOP NOW

Credit: Mickey Mouse Character: TM & (C) Disney. Keith Haring Artwork: (C) Keith Haring Foundation

COACH, DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE X KEITH HARING KISSLOCK BAG, $1,095, SHOP NOW

Credit: Mickey Mouse Character: TM & (C) Disney. Keith Haring Artwork: (C) Keith Haring Foundation

COACH, DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE X KEITH HARING KISSLOCK BAG, $1,095, SHOP NOW

Credit: Mickey Mouse Character: TM & (C) Disney. Keith Haring Artwork: (C) Keith Haring Foundation

COACH, DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE X KEITH HARING RIVINGTON BELT BAG, $550, SHOP NOW

SHOP THE FULL COLLECTION HERE.

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