Creative director Stuart Vevers is taking Coach back to its American roots for the fall/winter 2016 collection. Inspired by great American icons the likes of Bruce Springsteen and 70s hip-hop, the mash-up might be odd but the collection is New York to a T (the Coach headquarters is based in New York City after all).
The Springsteen part of the collection is evident in the bold checkered shirts and leather biker jackets that’s been given Coach’s signature craftsmanship treatment. The leather jackets cut a slim silhouette and some are given a worn-in look to channel Springsteen’s rugged vibe.
Shearling is also a big part of the collection with accents on leather jackets as well as over-the-top coats and gilets that are reminiscent of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop music video. Bucket hats and oversized chunky knit beanies provide the warmth needed to brave through the cold winter months.
New to this season is the introduction of Rexy, a Tyrannosaurus Rex that Stuart Vevers has described to be “a mascot for Coach”. The dinosaur can be seen on felt bucket hats, leather jackets as well as on knit jumpers. The latter has been spotted on celebrities Jared Leto and Michael B. Jordan so you know if there’s one thing to buy from this collection, the Rexy jumpers are definitely it.
On the accessories front, Rexy is not the only dinosaur revived from extinction. Bag charms (made of leather, of course) also include three other prehistoric friends: Wooly the mammoth, Steggy the Stegosaurus and Tricky the Triceratops.
Coach is not taking itself seriously this season. Just like how New York is a melting pot of creativity and cultures, Coach’s fall/winter 2016 collection plays around by mixing up its leather mastery with easy-to-wear wardrobe pieces to create a look that’s uniquely you.
The Coach fall/winter 2016 collection is already available in stores. Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of AUGUSTMAN’s product shoot (out in the October issue) featuring the new collection here: