In absence of Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, Coach along with Michael Kors has become the biggest show on the schedule. Just like Dolce & Gabbana do with Sicily, Stuart Vevers very cleverly riffs on all things New York City rock culture to produce his highly commercial but cool collections for the star brand in the Tapestry group.
Vevers big idea was to layer coats over coats or jackets with a broad shoulder and a more tapered waist to achieve his downtown look. When shows like Telfar and Eckhaus Latta give us the feeling that they are sending second hand clothes down the runway, Coach’s grungy cardigan and shirt combos looked brand new. Vevers also channeled Jean-Michel Basquiat with his prints working closely with the family and even sending Basquiat niece Jessica Kelly down the loft like catwalk.