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Jun 16, 2015
London: The Lindley Hall was transformed into a colourful skate park for Coach’s first ever men’s runway show, which made show-goers all the more excited to see what Stuart Vevers would be putting forward as his vision for the brand. He did not disappoint, and controversially defied all common perceptions of the brand’s traditional colour choices and refined leather pieces. The crowd was wowed with striking fluorescent prints, which resembled a new take on indigenous Australian art, adorning single-breasted mackintoshes, anoraks and zip-through bomber jackets. In fact, it was the array of commercial yet luxurious transitional jackets that stole the show, providing an element of sporty functionality in drawstrings, oversized flap pockets and large hoods. Laid back Californian surfer/skater vibes drove the youthful, unisex appeal, mirrored in the relaxed bowling shirts and printed slip-on trainers. Every surface was covered – be it leather piecing in shades of brown or the striking big cat prints – Vevers was out to make a loud statement. – Laura Yiannakou
Theme: 60s-meets-90s Cali’ skater
Key Items:Single-breasted mackintosh, Bomber jacket, Tailored short, Crew neck sweater, Pieced leather bomber, Parka, Bowling shirt
Colour: Acid green, Barbie pink, Tangerine, Black, White, Sky blue, Powder pink, Purple, Chocolate, Amber, Red, Electric blue, Mustard, Yellow, Camel, Fudge, Grey
Materials and trim: Cotton twill, Shirting, Mohair knits, Leather, Suede, Faux fur
Accessories & Footwear: Slip-on / lace-up trainers, Fur-trimmed slides, Bum-bags, Tote bags, Rucksacks, Record bags, Sports bags
Print & Pattern: Indigenous Australian-inspired repeat, Tiger skin, Leopard skin, Banded stripe placement
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