Stuart Vevers was feeling a little brighter, a little lighter. Out of the darkness and onto the New York City High Line came the Coach kids, gliding gracefully in leather sandals and velcro-strapped cushioned flats. Ease. This was good ’80s realness, with rushes of vivid big apple red, electric blues and metallic shining silvers on leather jackets, vests, trousers. Michael J Fox and Barbra Streisand’s faces were printed onto loose tank tops, a very clear celebration of Vevers faves and a collaboration with the estate of Richard Bernstein, the artist who was behind Interview magazine’s illustrated covers. Knitted vests felt good for the spring and sleeves pushed up on belted dress’s were cool for the summer. We see this girl walking around the streets of New York City, getting it done, flashes of fuchsia, teal and the mellowest sunshine yellow. The grass is greener and the clothes are getting charged up with a whole lot of vigour. Vevers’ Coach has got it going on.
by Roxy Lola