Yesterday, Coach celebrated 75 years of craftsmanship with its first-ever runway show in NYC. It felt only right that Coach, a brand that has a close relationship with NYC's High Line, built a custom venue on top of the elevated park. The venue was magical; attendees ascended the stairs and took the short walk over the old railway tracks of the High Line, headed to the glass building that was erected for the show. The interior fused an earthy feel with a modern finish, with sand on the ground and wispy grass throughout.
The collection from creative director Stuart Vevers was not merely well-received; I've heard many fashion insiders say Coach Spring 2016 was their favorite show of fashion week so far. Better yet, right after the show, Coach released the runway-debut Coach Saddle Bag, which is immediately available for purchase.
The clothing had a very 70s vibe, with micro-floral multicolored patchworks. Majority of the shoes were short booties, which not only matched the overall vibe, but were incredibly wearable. As each look came past, it was evident that Stuart is continuing to transform this brand and make it more iconic to New York.
The bags were lovely, and longtime Coach lovers will be happy to see an iconic Coach bag, the seventies Pouch, reinvented and used as a staple throughout the collection. The new Coach Saddle Bag brings aficionados a touch of the archives, which is what many fans of the brand crave. Coach is also embracing the future, though; the brand has a large selection of Saddle Bag colors and sizes available for immediate purchase on its website.
In his short stint at Coach, Stuart Vevers has undoubtedly been able to change people's perceptions of the brand for the better, and this collection is a strong step in continuing that trajectory. Shop the runway now via Coach.com!
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