Celebrating 75 years of craftsmanship, Coach introduces their first the first full New York Fashion Week runway show and a new collection from Stuart Vevers. Taking place right next to the landmark High Line park, the brand introduced Coach 1941, Coach 1941, a higher-priced, limited-distribution collection big on ready-to-wear.
The highly designed set included sand-covered stairs leading inside to circular blonde wood risers perched above a mirrored runway and grass and wildflowers that will later be donated to the High Line.
Bristish designer Stuart Vevers has been consistent on his love of all things “Americana,” using his outsider status to interpret that mood for the brand. “There is definitely a nostalgic element. I want it to have that warmth and familiarity, like you know what it is but haven’t quite seen it done like that,” he said backstage after the show.
Prairie prints, mixed and matched, prevailed throughout the Coach Spring 2016 collection, but the look was more California cool. Flirty patchwork tiered dresses with pleated hemlines worn with versions of the house favorite moto — done as jackets and vests in mustard or black-and-white leather or in calico patchwork fabrics — dominated the lineup. He also explored suedes, a natural for a leather-goods house, in patched details on the yokes of Western jackets with coordinating miniskirts.
Go backstage and discover the moments leading up to this memorable runway show.