Beyond Debbie Harry and Blondie‘s surprise performance, there was a lot to pay attention to on the Coach runway. Colours, fabrics, extreme layering, stripes-on-stripes: It was an intentional sensory overload. Creative Director Stuart Vevers envisioned a downtown art scene from the ’80s. Striped separates would help an abstract painter camouflage errant paint, while crisp lapels and pleated trousers surely belong to the person with aspirations to become an art dealer. It wasn’t all imaginary characters either: The brand collaborated with Jean-Michel Basquiat‘s estate on a series of limited-edition pieces.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.