Get a Look At Coach's First-Ever Ready-To-Wear Collection
Prepare to lust: Coach has launched its first ever ready-to-wear collection.
fall 2014 collection was unveiled today in New York on the first day of
fashion week. Designed by Stuart Vevers, the house's buzzy new
executive creative director, the collection references classic American
sportswear and workwear. The British-born Vevers, an alum of Loewe and
Mulberry, immersed himself in the heritage of the Coach brand and
various Americana before presenting the collection in front of a giant
photo of an Oregon street from 1979 by Joel Sternfeld.
pieces include the leather toggle coat, dusty blue shearling jacket,
grommeted skirts—and of course gorgeous bags and shoes, ranging from
shearling lined wedge bootie to a suede cross body bag with
whipstitching and signature turn lock closure. It's high fashion and
luxury, but has a wearbale feel. These are clothes you'll want to wear
for work and weekend.
"My biggest objective was to set a
direction that felt authentic to moved forward and offer something
unique in the market," Stuart told me. "That means juxtaposing
references, like authentic workwear with New York style and coolness."
said that he looks at all sorts of women for inspiration, but that his
barometer for whether women will like his designs is his longtime friend
who is a lawyer. "She's into fashion, but she's not obsessed with it,"
said Stuart. "I always talk to her about what she wants and what she's
looking for and you know what's the kind of thing that that she last
wanted to have."
How's that for real-girl inspiration? Take a look at some of my favorite looks from the new Coach ready-to-wear collection! What do you think of the collection? Would you wear these looks for work or weekend? Or both! Let's discuss!