Coach 1941 Fall 2016 – Runway Review
February 17, 2016
It’s been two years since Stuart Vevers joined Coach to give it a much-needed jolt. In that time he’s set his sights on rejuvenating the American leathergoods brand by honing in on a youthful aesthetic–both in the bags and the clothes. Last season saw festival-ready frocks (hello, Coachella!) while for Fall 2016, Vevers took that carefree spirit back to school. Literally. On a set made to look like a gymnasium, Vevers’s fondness for cult cinema came through via inspirations from Jodie Foster in “Taxi Driver,” Rob lowe in “Youngblood” and Scooby-Doo’s Velma Dinkley, natch. From there that emanated in the butterfly-collar dresses worn with cherry earrings and floral embellishment. Continuing his successful outerwear path, his sheepskin coats a big hit, they came with fantastic prints and had a distinctly rugged appeal.