All about bringing uniqueness and joy to the wearer, the collection has an enhanced modern character through patent leather, pre-worn shearling, and well-loved graphics.
February 17, 2023: Coach, the house associated with a fashion-forward and creative design approach, presented its Fall 2023 collection with a runway show at the Park Avenue Armory. Inspired from Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers’ vision, the collection pays tribute to the heritage silhouettes and codes that define Coach’s American fashion language.
There is a subtle shift in the collection by adding modern attitude to classic leather staples like trenches, jackets and skirts, explored in floor-length silhouettes. Vevers introduced bags in signature and colorful patent leather, including a mini-backpack and Penn, a pouch inspired by the house’s 2000s archives.
Shearling, a house code, was introduced in new design concepts that highlighted a youthful approach to the material’s rugged attitude, including colorful metallic shearling, cropped and oversized aviator silhouettes with shearling-wrapped hardware, and lovingly pre-worn shearling treated with a hand-finished technique.
Vevers’ vision to redefine Coach craft through the lens of circularity was brought to life with new design concepts using sustainable materials. In an urge to expand its Coach (Re)Loved program - which focuses on giving Coach bags a second life – the house brings this concept to footwear. The collection introduced leather sneakers with the upper crafted from repurposed, pre-loved Coach bags, deconstructed and reimagined.
A series of colorful, silk chiffon slip dresses are naturally dyed with botanicals like logwood, safflower and marigold, and designed with using fabric scraps (from pattern-cutting) as embellishments. This makes each slip dress extremely unique.
Finally, the collection introduced jewelry reimagined from repurposed vintage pieces. The collection introduced hand-worked, distressed denim, and form-fitting knitwear, mended and repaired by hand, with Superman and Mickey Mouse graphics.
Crafted using minimal waste practices, Coach’s Fall 2023 collection is more than just a fashion assortment. It goes beyond to prove how sustainable practices can spark joy.
- By Pritha Debroy