Ah, New York. That concrete jungle where dreams are made of and a city of endless fascination — not least to Coach’s creative director Stuart Vevers. Writing a new chapter in the narrative begun last Spring, Vevers continues to draw on the electric energy of ’80s-era Manhattan for the Fall/Winter 2020 season. Expanding his interpretation of stripped-back New York chic, Vevers proffers a colourful, cohesive collection that blends the brand’s decades-long heritage with collegiate details and a distinct sense of downtown cool, while also channelling the rebel spirit of the late and great Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Quintessential Coach motifs like the multi-hued Legacy stripe and “C” monogram mingle with graffiti-esque prints lifted from Basquiat’s neo-expressionist artwork on oversized leather trenches, belted midi dresses, varsity jackets, court sneakers and a plethora of geometric bags, counterbalanced by leather culottes and snap-front skirts in bright primary shades, patchwork shearling coats, fitted cardigans and knit beanies.
Editor-in-Chief Ian Lee
Photography Chuan Looi / Yipieyaya
Styling Monica Mong
Hair CK Liow
Makeup Cat Yong
Styling assistants Amelia Tan and Noel Khoo
Models Natalie Prabha and Nia Atasha / The Models Lab KL