Wednesday, 26th April 2017:
For decades they have come here – by plane and train, by Greyhound bus and by thumb – bright young things in search of a cooler, more meaningful, more creative life. Call them what you will: hipsters, rebels, iconoclasts – these musicians and poets, activists and painters have flown their freak flags in Greenwich Village’s historic alleyways for more than a century.
For years, Village rebels have favoured biker jackets and ballet flats, rugged dungarees and louche trenchcoats. Vibrant fashion companies like Coach continue to rock this insouciant style – on a recent afternoon, Gabrielle Richardson and Selah Marley took to the city’s storied streets, clad in Coach’s spring/summer 2017 styles to show us how it’s done: patchwork camouflage jackets, denim minidresses, embellished bombers and even a sweater rocking a giant shark – Jaws hits the Village! As you’d expect from those who frequent Greenwich Village hotspots, our models combined these new designs with their own vintage finds for extra style points.
And who would expect anything less from this pair? After all, Richardson is a founder of Art Hoe Collective, dedicated to improving the visibility of queer artists of colour, while Marley is the daughter of Lauryn Hill and former American football player Rohan Marley, and granddaughter of reggae icon Bob Marley.
Together, these two eternal cool kids hit the famous Greenwich Village locations that have welcomed free-spirited young souls like themselves since bathtub gin flowed in speakeasies during Prohibition and epic poems were banged out on manual typewriters.
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