New York’s Most Creative Couple
Collaborative vanguards, Jihae Kim and Rajan Mehta, discuss their recipe for mixing life, love, and art
Shop the Looks:
Get inspired by Jihae and Rajan’s authentic New York Style. Start with these iconic American pieces, re-imagined with a new edge by COACH:
Zip Line: The Multi Zip Skirt
A just-right mixture of tough and chic, this fully lined moto-inspired mini is finished with heavy-gauge metal zippers and signature snaps for an authentic biker feel. The specially tanned lightweight leather is rich and expertly crafted, elevating the look and feel of this modern biker-girl skirt.
Head Start: Skull Intarsia Sweater
Cozy that’s cool: The soft and warm blend of mohair and wool in this wear-it-everywhere sweater is balanced by the rebellious edge of the stylized skull. A tribute to biker culture, the appliqué features Rip-and-Repair leather stitching, this season’s smartest detail.
Revolutionary Thinking: Skulls Silk Foulard Square Scarf
The iconic bandana is turned on its head with this subtly subversive scarf. Small, understated skulls replace traditional dots to invoke the spirit of rebellion that’s been woven into its finely crafted lightweight silk. Chic and unexpected, it is an accessory we want to wear often.
Feather Weight: Men’s Collection Feather Necklace
Held together by a rugged leather cord, each custom-cast piece of this design recalls the freedom of life on the American road. Whether it’s the nomadic energy of the intricately detailed feather or the old-school inspiration of the miniature hi-fi, every element feels inspired by a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Artistic Vision: Commander Sunglasses An American classic is re-imagined in a chunkier silhouette that highlights a bold, masculine edge. Crafted for Coach by a world-renowned Italian eyewear maker, these characteristically cool shades reference Old Hollywood’s leading men while still feeling nattily fresh. Smart, too—the gradient lenses feature broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
Shirt Story: Everyday Blouse
So simple, it’s spectacular: This beautifully draped, shirttail-hem piece is at once subtle and striking thanks to a host of defining details, including skull-and-floral graphics, Italian fabrics, and genuine shell buttons. It’s simply sweet with a sleek pencil skirt, or elegant and edgy with skinny jeans and moto boots.
Sailor Made: Rip-and-Repair Wool Officer Coat
The vintage officer’s coat is a timeless classic, and its latest incarnation boasts an exceptionally well-crafted design in plush Italian wool and premium Coach leather. Rip-and-Repair detailing is a distinctive touch that is on point for Fall 2015.
Rip Current: Rip-and-Repair Tote
A brilliant mix of fashion and function, this iconic silhouette has been updated with rich leather and a street-smart spirit. Perfectly suited for the office, it’s also the right size for a weekend getaway. Rip-and-Repair detailing infuses a touch of Coach craftsmanship into this decidedly modern design.
Pilot Season: Painted Shearling B3 Bomber Jacket
A current take on the iconic U.S. military jacket, this stylish staple is nostalgic while still invoking an of-the-moment mood. Crafted in “painted” shearling with a distressed crackle treatment, it is well worn the first time you put it on and only gets better as it softens and cracks with age.
Kick Start: Shearling Moto Boots
The classic biker boot is a rebel at heart, but quality craftsmanship and exceptional materials give this updated interpretation an air of sophistication. A true combination of rugged utility and urban sophistication, these boots feature an innovative design that juxtaposes luxurious shearling with fine, smooth pebble leathers.