It’s no secret that fashion and New York have a symbiotic relationship. From Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Sex and the City wardrobe, New York is one of the strongest influences for designers. The newest examples are the campaign from Coach for their SS17 Collection and SENSE’s latest editorial featuring Ralph Lauren sub-label RRL.
Coach’s summer campaign is set against the city’s iconic skyline with models Lexi Boling and Kara Taylor in a rock’n’roll vibe. Photographed by Steven Meisel, the campaign shows the models in leather pieces with tooled metal trims, fringes, flowers and other details.
According to Steve Vevers, creative director of Coach, the campaign itself is a celebration of NYC and of what it embodies: “The American spirit, independent thought and diversity – always tied to our home city, the melting pot of New York.”, he said to Dazed.
While Coach explores actual New York, SENSE’s editorial takes a trip down on the history of the iconic city. In the campaign, Asian male model Akira shows looks inspired by different eras in New York history, from the 1920s suits with chalk stripes to the iconic leather jackets that James Dean made famous in the 1950s and the velvet from the 1970s. This resurgence in looking to New York for inspiration by Coach and SENSE highlights something that we already know. New York never goes out of style.