Coach 1941 Spring 2017 - Runway Review
September 13, 2016
Elvis, studded black leather and a touch of Southern charm? Stuart Vevers clearly had girl gangs top of mind as his Coach 1941 collection was a celebration of all things rock and roll and rebellious that has become something of a foothold for the rejuvenated brand.
Along with varsity jackets and the popular shearling coats, Vevers has made biker jackets a bit of a Coach mainstay. This season, set on a runway featuring piles of junkyard cars atop gritty gravel, they were more embellished than ever, covered with studs and dripping with fringe, charms and embroidery. Underneath were a series of frothy prairie dresses with sheer hemlines that juxtaposed the not-so-average outerwear pieces.
As an Americana obsessive, it was no surprise Vevers riffed on Elvis—and Jaws, even—through sweaters and chunky creeper boots and moccasins. Coach has secured rights from the singer’s estate for the image that graced T-shirts and sweatshirts.
Forget back to school. It’s back to cool.