While finding something soft and comforting in our shared past, Stuart Vevers wanted to offer a cozy, indulgent silhouette for the Coach Fall 2021 RTW collection.
Coach’s latest autumnal line is focused, appropriately, on creature comforts with pieces that are versatile and cozy, that can live in your wardrobe forever. There’s a lot of shearling, ranging from jackets (including a collaboration with Schott NYC) to shoes and accessories; as well as long, layerable dresses and skirts, colorful knits and other nostalgia-infused silhouettes (think pleated plaid skirts, letterman jackets and leather gloves).
“I have always loved exploring the intersection of fashion and pop culture at Coach,” creative director Stuart Vevers said, in a statement. “I am excited to bring my latest vision for the house to life via ‘Coach TV.’ I wanted both the collection and the presentation to make sense and resonate in these unique times and I am excited to share both in a way that I hope will entertain and inspire.”
A surprising majority of the collection, including Basquiat-worthy coats and very of-the-moment long johns, is knit. Vampy shoes are replaced by fluffy slippers and mules, and there is a breadth of stretchy, cozy layering pieces. It’s styled together with a certain magpie sensibility that makes it look all the more believable.
Coach also wanted to give back to its community, which has been hurting over the past year. So, through The Coach Foundation, it said it would make a donation to Real Opportunities for All Restaurants (ROAR), which offers direct relief to restaurant workers in NYC.