Coach + Craig Costello (aka KRINK)

Coach—fresh off an incredibly successful collaboration with artist James Nares last year—has just launched their most recent artist collaboration with New York-based street artist Craig Costello. Costello is the mastermind behind the brand KRINK (a name by which he is also referred), which makes a variety of artist supplies that are preferred by top contemporary artists including assume vivid astro focus and Shantell Martin.

The limited edition Krink for Coach collection for Spring/Summer includes 12 pieces, each created through a 30-step silkscreen process and a true work of art in and of itself. The spontaneous nature of KRINK’s artwork was captured perfectly on the bags and accessories in the collection, highlighting the artist’s controlled-yet-chaotic repetition of paint drips, splashes and spatters. The collection is now available online at coach.com and in select stores.

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One of 3 tote bags from the collection

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Two wallets from the collection

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Krink for Coach luggage tags

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Lock portfolio

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iPad case

 

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James Nares for Coach

Was anyone able to get their hands on a James Nares for Coach bag? The recent collaboration resulted in five limited edition tote bags covered in the artist’s trademark brushstroke paintings, most frequently made in a single brushstroke “recording a gestural passage of time and motion across the canvas.” Priced at $798, the luxurious tote bags are made of made of double-layered Italian canvas trimmed in vachetta leather. Only 175 of each were made – and they flew off shelves. There are still a few available in green only on Coach’s website – so if you are as in love as I am you better act fast!

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The complete collection

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My favorite (pink, of course)

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An enviable living room featuring one of Nares’ paintings

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The artist in action