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.

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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.

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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.

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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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FashionableLena
FashionableLena
6 years ago

The clothes are a little too hippie dippy for my tastes. I do, however, love all of the shoes.

That suit in slide 17 looks like a bad 1979s leisure suit.

As for the venue, I wouldn’t want to sit on the front row. That grass looks itchy.

Megs Mahoney Dusil
6 years ago

It didn’t touch anyone in the front row 😉

Sarah
Sarah
6 years ago

This looks beyond amazing! I want one of those saddle bags. Great pics Vlad; you just keep getting better!

Canuck65
Canuck65
6 years ago

I feel the clothes and bags would generally appeal to the 16 to 25 year old age group,which is definitely not me. Coach used to have a much more classic all American casual sports style, but classic seems to equal to stodgy today for most designers who seem to chasing after the youth market. Guess I’m just getting too old.

Megs Mahoney Dusil
6 years ago
Reply to  Canuck65

What do you think of the Saddle bags they released? I really like them and feel like they play back to the archives nicely

Canuck65
Canuck65
6 years ago

The saddle bags are nice and nice colours too – they were the only bags I liked and agree they are a fresh take on the classic Coach that I used to know. Also seemed to be reasonably priced.

Graef Allen
Graef Allen
6 years ago

Totally agree. The new/old saddle bags are beautiful, classic, and with just enough of a color update to look fresh. I love almost everything from the fashion show. 🙂

Nmmartinez1313
Nmmartinez1313
6 years ago

There are a few of the larger purses, like the big black one, and the black with the red patchwork top that I am already obsessed with! Can’t wait!

Gpc
Gpc
6 years ago

Is that Emmanuelle Alt in front row pics – she looks completely unenthused. If so, I’d have to agree…

QueenPosh .
QueenPosh .
6 years ago
Reply to  Gpc

Yes it is Emmanuelle Alt and her unethused face is the first thing i noticed too. The shoes are definitely Saint Laurent and Isabel Marant knock offs. The prints on the dresses are nice. I do like the Saddle bags but then again, they remind me of Celine.

nydesign
nydesign
6 years ago
Reply to  QueenPosh .

most of celine’s most popular bags are very similar to the vintage coach bags that exist in their archive. Celine’s bags seem to be heavily influenced by a lot of coach’s classic silhouettes. In any case, these days it’s hard to be completely original as everything has been done before. I wouldn’t be absentmindedly pointing fingers saying who copied who.

Sarah.E
Sarah.E
6 years ago
Reply to  QueenPosh .

So Coach was making saddle bags decades before Celine but they are the knockoffs?

QueenPosh .
QueenPosh .
6 years ago
Reply to  Sarah.E

No i didn’t say they are knock offs, the saddle bags have a Celine vibe which i like.

seres
seres
6 years ago

I feel like I saw the gist last year at Saint Laurent?

lavinia
lavinia
6 years ago

the bags not really original, the shoes all already seen in the previous seasons…

Sparky
Sparky
6 years ago

Seems every show is a throwback, inspired by, or “updated” style from the previous century. Cut off decade is the 1980’s. So no new, measurable, original trends for almost 30 years?

angrywhitecisgenderhuman
angrywhitecisgenderhuman
6 years ago

Maybe one day purseblog will get off Coach’s dick for two minutes to review LITERALLY any other brand…

Imgoingbroke
Imgoingbroke
6 years ago

For me, the clothes are unattractive, too dated. Megs, who shot the photos? Vlad? From the angle of the photos, I can’t see the handbags and I wish that I could. Some of them look nice. Where can I see the entire line, not just the solid saddle bags?

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