Coach 1941 Fall/Winter 2016

David Bologna, Contributing Writer

Creative director Stuart Vevers has worked miracles for the once-troubled brand Coach, and he won’t stop working them. Distinctly wearable yet nonetheless detailed looks were shown this Fall/Winter 2016 season in yet another home-run collection for the label that is making a strong comeback.

Packed with traditional all-American tropes like baseball, blue collar labor and space travel, each outfit played with a ’70s-inspired silhouette and color palette. Neutral hues like black and navy tied looks together in oversized leather jackets, patched down-coats and printed accessories. Backpacks, wallets and more were braided with the classic baseball glove stitching, calling extra attention to America’s favorite sport. Rocket ship and Tyrannosaurus rex motifs roared on t-shirts, leather totes and pendants, adding a touch of childlike whimsy. Flannel came in button-downs, bandanas and cuff trimmings to splash looks with pops of red, yellow and green.

The knockout element this season was, once again, shearling. Lining leather coats, peeking through lapels and tailored into giant coats of irresistible fluff, the label may have found its sweet spot in textiles to match its equally sweet creative vision.

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