In an unlikely but stellar pairing, New York fashion house Coach and LA-based designer Rodarte have joined forces to create Coach & Rodarte, a feminine and California-cool capsule collection of apparel and bags.

Conceptualised by Coach’s creative director Stuart Vevers, and Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the collaboration features the best of both brands: Coach’s expertise in leather manufacturing, and Rodarte’s signature love affair with embellishments. Think Coach’s signature saddle bags and pouches adorned with floral appliqués and sequins, as well as super chic leather biker jackets, mini dresses and sweaters. The brand’s 1970s advertising tagline “This is a Coach Bag” has also been resurrected, and emblazoned across T-shirts printed with images of bags.

“Rodarte’s conceptual approach to American style was the perfect lens to reimagine nostalgic Coach pieces,” said Vevers.  “The mash-up of influences resulted in a romantic, cool collection that feels right for both houses.”

Coach x Rodarte collection is set to launch later this month at select Coach stores, Coach’s website, and specialty retailers worldwide.

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This embellished biker jacket makes the perfect statement piece in your wardrobe.

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This feminine yet edgy piece pairs Coach’s signature leather with Rodarte’s dark, ethereal appliqués.

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Nothing says California-cool more than this casual print tee and a leather skirt combo.

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Coach’s ’70s advertisement gets a new lease of life with this T-shirt. “We love how Coach believes in American luxury and craftsmanship. We also love their incredible archive and the imaging of the brand over the years,” said Kate and Laura Mulleavy of the collaboration.

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The collection also showcases dreamy leather dresses.