Stuart Vevers presented the Coach Fall 2016 collection that played off of themes that the Creative Director has been establishing since taking over the house in 2013.
The runway show was full of youthful Americana, adding Western flourishes and a slight mod edge to what we’ve come to expect from him at Coach.
It’s like an American quilt,” he said backstage after the show. “These different inspirations are more than the sum of their parts. I like taking things apart and putting them back together again.”
Last year’s pins were replaced by mock varsity letters and school badges, which appeared on everything from shrunken bombers to black leather jackets to navy pea coats. For rainy days, there were oversized trench coats with sherbert-colored faux fur collars, and for cold weather, chocolate-colored shearling toggle coats with psychedelic-print linings. Once again, Vevers served up a host of lust-worthy leather jackets, the best of which was a black leather bomber cut up in a patchwork grid.
These were worn over A-line miniskirts in tapestry prints, felted woolens that coordinated with the jackets, or leather and suede. A navy wool group with the collection’s sole trousers picked up on another aspect of Americana, the military, while ruffled plaid shirts and multiprint dresses added a sweet side.