Coach has launched its new spring 2020 campaign with award-winning actor, singer, producer and the new face of Coach Jennifer Lopez in her first campaign for the house and the global face of Coach menswear, actor and producer Michael B. Jordan.
Set in New York City, Coach’s home since 1941, “Originals Go Their Own Way” communicates creative director Stuart Vevers’ evolved vision for the house. Emphasized by the stories of Lopez and Jordan, the campaign advocates for doing things your own way and expressing yourself through purpose and style.
To bring the campaign to life, Vevers worked with photographer Juergen Teller, whose partnership with Coach began in the fall of 2019 and has continued through its holiday and spring campaigns. Shot in iconic locations around the city, including the Edge at Hudson Yards and the High Line, where Coach held its show for the spring collection, the images also feature the sculpture “Brick House” by the artist Simone Leigh. The public artwork, a 16-foot tall bronze bust of a Black woman which references numerous architectural styles, is a symbol of inclusion, optimism, and strength that sits beneath the house’s headquarters, and was featured in its recent show.
“At the start of a new decade, I felt instinctively that it was right to celebrate the color, energy, and optimism of New York, our hometown and inspiration as a house,” said Vevers. “I loved working with Juergen to bring my vision for Spring to life, and to tell the stories of Jennifer and Michael in a unique and authentic way.”
“I have a unique history with Coach that dates back to ‘All I Have,’” commented Lopez. “It is a brand that embodies the essence of being born and bred in New York and I, of course, deeply relate to that. In all it creates, Coach promotes individuality and optimism in its style as well as a sense of authenticity and inclusion. Like me, we’re both New York originals, who create a unique mix of high-fashion with street edge. With Stuart’s designs and Juergen’s photography, we captured special and unique visual moments for this campaign with the iconic New York City skyline as the perfectly tailored backdrop.”
“I’m proud to be part of the new spring campaign,” added Jordan. “The story of what makes an original is very meaningful to me for many reasons, and it was a great experience working with Stuart and Juergen to tell that story in a way that feels fresh and powerful.”