HIGH NOTE: Coach pulled a music-minded crowd to its front row on Saturday at its London men’s show that riffed on the aesthetics of Bruce Springsteen in the late Seventies, and the birth of hip-hop in Stuart Vevers’ adopted hometown of New York City.
Front-row guests included scions of stage and screen stars — Rafferty Law and Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis — as well as model Matilda Lowther and Grammy-winning rapper Kid Cudi, who’s set to resume his tour of the U.S. later this month.
Law, who was ambushed by fans after the show begging to Instagram his smile, said he’s taken a break from modeling to pursue a music career. He’s DJing, writing music and attending the London School of Sound, doing courses in music technology, production and engineering.
“It means that I can record other people’s music,” said Law who’s built a recording studio at home and working on his own “punky and raw” music.
Day-Lewis, meanwhile, is out promoting himself. “I’m aspiring to be signed, but it’s not easy. You need a lot of perseverance and patience,” said Day-Lewis, whose first album is set for a June release. He describes it as a mix of “pop and soul acoustic with a phonic feel.”
He’s taking his career so seriously that he’s dropped out of Berklee College of Music in Boston, to work at it full-time. “I’m financially independent — which is a rare thing — so I want to use this time to carve out my career,” he said.
Dressed in jazzy black and white patterned Coach trousers and a black top — with lots of fine gold chains dangling from around his neck — said he chose “the most eccentric outfit” the brand had on offer.
Cudi, he of the multistriped hair, was less forthcoming — “I don’t want to do interviews — I’m shy. I do have a tour coming up, that’s all I can say.” Cudi’s leopard-print cuffs and multicolored outfit were all from Coach.