Coach Michael B Jordan
by Stephen Garner

American fashion house Coach has launched its men’s global advertising campaign for the spring 2019 season. The images star actor and producer Michael B. Jordan in his debut as the first global face of Coach menswear.

Jordan, a star who is redefining Hollywood standards, captures the cool optimism of the Coach Guy in a series of images set “backstage” at a faded carnival. Shot in a sunlit desert landscape outside of Los Angeles, the photographs depict Jordan on a vintage car, dressed in the house’s reimagined iconic American silhouettes—a colorblock shearling jacket, a blue leather moto and a patchwork leather MA-1. The campaign also stars the new season’s hero bags, including the Signature Rivington Backpack, the Rivington Belt Bag and the Metropolitan Carryall. 

Coinciding with the men’s spring 2019 launch, Coach also unveiled its campaign for the men’s fragrance collection, starring Jordan. Set in a garage among chrome-plated reflections, the scene shows Jordan sitting in a vintage car and conveys the approachable masculinity of the Coach Guy.

To bring these campaigns to life, Coach worked with photographer Craig McDean, stylist Jane How, art director Fabien Baron, makeup artist Carola Gonzalez and hair stylist Jove Edmond.

“I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Michael over the last few years,” said Stuart Vevers, creative director of Coach. “He has been a true supporter of Coach so it felt like a really natural step to collaborate more closely and create a partnership we can take to the next level.”

“I’m proud to be the face of Coach men’s,” added Jordan. “I’ve been a fan of Coach for a long time and truly respect their inclusive and optimistic values. I’m honored to be a part of Stuart’s vision and creative process.”