Coach went eclectic for its FALL 2017 runway show with a myriad of American cultural themes – retro imagery evoked American stylised floral prints, NASA space icons, galaxies, planets and even whimsical dinosaurs paired with chic shearling leather coats, and varsity souvenir bomber jacket detailing. Deep navy, mustard orange and red hues on houndstooth patterns worked their magic on the runway. Matchmaking whimsical charm with utility, the season’s IT bag was a purist hobo design glovetanned leather hobo called The Bandit.
America’s original house of leather, marked the culmination of its 75th anniversary at New York City’s Pier 94 with a dual-gender runway show and party featuring musical sets by guest DJs Lolawolf and Mark Ronson.
A celebration not to be missed, The Women’s Pre-Fall and Men’s Fall 2017 were presented to a capacity crowd and guests such as actors Drew Barrymore, Dree Hemingway, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Emma Roberts, Michael B Jordan, Hopper Penn, Laura Harrier, Hari Nef, Olivia Culpo, Rowan Blanchard, model Jordan Barrett, musicians Diplo, Mark Ronson, Dua Lipa and Soko, stylist Brad Goreski, artist Arden Wahl and designers Pamela Love and Peter Copping.
On the runway, Executive Creative Director Stuart Vevers presented a vision of American optimism and the cool attitude of the West Coast mixed up with the individualism of New York City. Nostalgic retro graphics – space program, spaceships and planets were paired with shearling, leather and varsity detailing. He explored the tension between toughness and a gentle femininity with the playful, innocent charm of patch-worked prairie dresses, delicate floral buttons, trompe l’oeil bows and shoes in bold proportions with magpie-like details. Models including Gabriel Day-Lewis, Dilone, Winnie Harlow, Binx Walton and Lexi Boling walked through a set that took inspiration from a motel parking lot complete with vintage cars, snow and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City performed a special arrangement of “Empire State of Mind,” the modern anthem of Coach’s birthplace.