Ah, Coach. Easily one of the best shows of the day. Stuart Vevers‘ reinvigoration of the American heritage brand is going swimmingly — each season gets better and better.
Fall found us in a somewhat nostalgic and totally unpretentious zone, with star models like Binx Walton, Lexi Boling, and Sam Rollinson clothed in familiar silhouettes cut from luxurious materials — think the thickest shearling and fleece, and the most perfect leathers. Want the general gist of things? Here’s what’s what.
1. Think the basic principals of a school girl’s wardrobe in better materials and more generous, flattering cuts.
2. Stuart Vevers loves shearling every which way (and so will you.)
3. Grungy, punky, prep, and still sophisticated.
4. This is the ultimate cool girl hair of which we’re extraordinarily jealous — but lucky for you, we found out how to recreate it.
5. Bandanas are back.
6. These pieces are the foundations of so many wardrobes, yet the styling feels entirely personal and meaningful — touches here and there tell stories of adventure and belonging.
7. You will dream about those pristine leather jackets.
8. Plaid, baby.
9. And some luxe fur for good measure.
All photos courtesy of Coach
Cara Delevingne for John Hardy, courtesy of John Hardy
Dreaming of Coach
Believe it or not, there has been more than one occasion on which I’ve wanted to be the 17-year-old actress, and perennially well-dressed Chloe Grace Moretz. When she acted alongside Alec Baldwin in “30 Rock” is one example that comes to mind.
The new Coach Dreamers campaign features Moretz and Kid Cudi, who the brand describes as “individual, authentic and innately cool.” Shot by Mikael Janssen, the images feature hit-maker Stuart Vevers‘ second collection for Coach, which will be available in February.
Also, that backpack. Ameeeezing.
Photos courtesy of Coach
Cara’s New John Hardy Campaign
Cara’s back in Bali decked out in Hardy jewels.
Alexander Wang for Your House
In an exclusive with WSJ. Magazine, Alexander Wang reveals that he’s designed three pieces of furniture in collaboration with Poltrona Frau, a 101-year-old Italian label. If Wang’s new denim has left you wanting more, add items such as a brass-footed, shearling beanbag chair to your indulgences list come February.
Fendi via iPhone
Well this is dangerous. Come March you can clicky-clicky a Fendi buggy without very much thought at all. You didn’t hear it from us.
Courtesy of Coach
Coach has a rather elaborately crafted story-line for its spring collection, featuring characters drawn by California based artist Gary Baseman. Coach creative director Stuart Vevers had been a fan, finding himself using Baseman’s images as inspiration, when he figured, why not call Gary up direct?
These new characters, “live inside the Coach girl’s handbag, sometimes they are nice and sometimes they are naughty–they travel with her and hear all of her stories,” said Vevers.
These darkly playful creature even have their own grandiose names, i.e. Buster Le Fauce or Emmanuel Hare Ray. Grim and endearing, we can think of a few of Baseman’s creatures for Coach we’d like to take home come spring time.