Coach executive creative director Stuart Vevers wanted to celebrate the individual — a running theme this season in New York. His girl dresses to her own beat, mixing leather, studs and flowers; witty intarsia sweaters and lacy skirts.
Pretty prints were overlayed and spliced with black sheer gauze, creating a pretty punk and darkly gothic mood. The leather bags and studded platforms — both trimmed with fringe — are a giant step from the brown leather saddle bags that Coach is known for.
Studded black fringe was the detail du jour at Coach 1941 — showing up on jacket pockets, sleeves, yokes, cropped vest and more. It felt less hippie, more rocker, especially when partnered t-shirts and dresses printed with a young Elvis’ portrait.
The florals spoke to Vevers’ years in London, land of Liberty and all the designers who know how to work a wallpaper print. But the chains, black leather and studs spoke of his time now in New York. He’s bridging the gap between all his customers while taking a heritage brand forward.
At times, the flyaway leather flaps, studs, lace and florals could be overwhelming and easily identifiable (which is or isn’t a good thing, depending on the wearer), but there always seems to be a place in wardrobes for both leather and flowers.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US