Enter the Dragon: Coach Partners Chinese Artist Zhang Lan


Year of the Dragon Tote

American designer brand Coach has, it seems, embraced all things Chinese, with the announcement of its collaboration with street artist Zhang Lan to produce a limited edition range of dragon-emblazoned fine leather goods. Multi-disciplinary artist Zhang Lan says his custom dragon illustrations for Coach incorporated elements inspired by a fusion of his trademark graffiti and traditional ink painting styles.

With festive preparations well under way for this year's Lunar New Year celebrations, the new Dragon tote (above), with its champagne gold mythical motif imprinted on Coach's Signature mahogany monogram, would make for the perfect accessory - and perfect conversation-starter - for all your family gatherings. Note also the striking red patent leather tag, which would add just the right amount of pop for your outfit for one of the biggest holidays in the Chinese calendar.

Enter The Dragon Coach Partners Chinese Artist Zhang Lan


Passport case, Zip Envelope, Travel Wallet, Travel Organizer

A bit of backgrounder on the artist in question: Zhang Lan is at the forefront of the contemporary Chinese street art scene, having founded PEN CREW, an edgy street art collective aimed at promoting his punk-slash-traditional aesthetic.

For those not brave enough to tote around a well, dragon tote, Coach has also commissioned the artist to create a series of discreet small leather goods (above), so you can now own a sturdy piece of modern Chinese art history that will, at the very least, last till the next Dragon Year comes around!


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