Set on a dreamlike New York City pier, the show explored Coach’s American heritage with fluidity and circularity.

September 21, 2022

The next chapter of Creative Director Stuart Vevers’ exploration of American heritage, the Coach Spring 2023 RTW collection introduces an expressive view of luxury in which circularity, heritage and pop culture combine to propose a new value proposition for fashion and luxury. The collection introduced ready-to-wear and bags crafted of repurposed leather jackets and football leather, remade into one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as charmingly love-worn hand-knit fisherman’s sweaters and distressed denim workwear. To underscore the collection’s theme of remixed references to the past, these pieces were juxtaposed with short gingham dresses, finished with black lace, and overdyed varsity sweaters—Americana subverted with attitude. In addition, the house introduced new imaginations of its Tabby bag, seen for the first time on the runway, in a messenger style and in a colorful jelly material, a nod to the beachy undercurrent of the collection.

As part of the presentation, the house also unveiled multi-platinum artist, singer and songwriter Lil Nas X as a new global ambassador for Coach in his first-ever runway appearance. The first ambassador to be announced within the house’s new chapter of Expressive Luxury and its vision of inspiring confidence in the next generation, Lil Nas X will bring to life the house’s legacy of innovation and courageous self-expression through campaigns, collections and more—with his first campaign for the house to be revealed next month.

“With Spring, I wanted to evolve notions of luxury that place an emphasis on perfection,” said Vevers. “Inspired by the next generation’s fluid approach to fashion, the collection celebrates pieces that become more beautiful the more they are worn and loved, and references to the past rediscovered in the present. To tell this story on the runway, I imagined a Coach world inspired by New York City’s piers, a place with a unique cultural legacy, and a unique feeling of possibility. I was also thrilled to partner with Lil Nas X on his first runway show as part of our presentation—he is the epitome of the next generation’s inspiring approach to self-expression.”

Go backstage at the Caoch Spring 2023 runway show as Makeup Artist Pat McGrath takes us on a tour as model prepare to take the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.


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