So often these days you get artist collaboration collections that are more often than not just another avenue for generating revenue for the company (and artist) involved. Which is sad, really, since nowadays almost every artist (and his dog) has a collaboration with some brand released every other month that somehow just dilutes the whole experience of buying something special and limited edition.
Thankfully, it is not the case as far as the Coach + Hugo Guinness collection is concerned, a celebration of the whimsy as seen through his eyes as he draws inspiration from the city that Coach calls home, New York City. Featuring hand carved linoleum prints that are then imprinted into all manner of totes and SLGs, the imagery is uniquely NYC, from coffee cups to sunglasses and boxing gloves to handcuffs.
The reversible totes are casual and fun, featuring a coffee cup on one and a boxer on another, fabric on the printed side, leather on the other. Retailing for SGD875 a pop, they won’t break your bank either, just the perfect bag for lugging around the laptop and all those work files. Or gym gear, it’s your choice really.
Other pieces in the limited edition collection that is now available for sale at Coach Paragon in Singapore include zip wallets in two sizes (SGD315 and SGD525 each), a sunglasses case (SGD315) as well as a key fob that’s priced at SGD145.
And as far as I’m concerned, I’m really keen on this tech case, which features a trio of zip compartments and the linoleum print of handcuffs at the side. Priced at SGD360, it is the perfect amalgamation of function and whimsy.