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THE NEW CLASSIC

THIS SEASON, COACH GETS REIMAGINED FOR ITS FIRST FULL READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION. PHOTOGRAPHED BY DAVID SHAMA. STYLED BY DANI STAHL.


September 2014

Leather goods have long been Coach’s bread and butter, its carryalls a kind of iconic fixture in handbag history. If you’re anything like me, a classic Coach bag—with its effortless wearability—was the very first designer dud you ever lusted after. This season, the label will be translating the timeless American style it’s become famous for into a debut ready-to-wear collection under the leadership of the brilliant Stuart Vevers. Vevers is a true industry vet: a Central Saint Martins grad who’s worked everywhere from Calvin Klein to Givenchy to Mulberry, and who’s racked up an abundance of honors along the way. At the helm of Coach, he presents an inaugural fall ‘14 range that is essentially the ultimate autumn wardrobe. Featuring rich red and neutral tones, a prominent oversized herringbone pattern, and loads of leathers, suedes, and shearling, the offerings play with the dichotomy of luxury and utility, fusing a sleek, urban vibe with a rugged heritage sensibility. This is the new Coach—and we can’t get enough.

—DANI STAHL