Hot off the press and readily awaiting your viewing pleasure, Coach unveils its Fall 2023 collection with an intimate runway show at Park Avenue Armory and we think it might be our favourite Coach collection to date.
In true Coach fashion, individuality, attitude, community and safe spaces, fueled Creative Director Stuart Vevers’ vision for this season, inviting all guests to come as they are and watch the spectacle that was about to unfold.
“Fall was inspired by our belief that when you show up as you really are, you inspire others to do so, too,” said Vevers. “The collection presents an authentic interpretation of the heritage and house codes that define Coach, redefined through the next generation’s concept of individuality and expression. There’s a straightforwardness that reflects where we’re headed in the future. To bring this to life on the runway, I envisioned an intimate gathering at the Armory that would not only celebrate freedom of self-expression, but the spirit of getting together and having fun that, to me, is the heart of fashion and of New York City.”
A celebration of the heritage silhouettes and codes that define Coach’s quintessential American fashion language took to the catwalk in the form of shearling, leather, and denim pieces. Trenches, jackets and skirts in floor-length silhouettes and sheer bold coloured dresses stole the show. A big Remix fave was of course the oversized metallic shearling jackets.
This season also saw the house introduce new design concepts using sustainable materials. Leather ready-to-wear was crafted from upcycled leather scraps making each item unique. The house also expanded Coach (Re)Loved, its program focused on giving Coach bags a second life, by bringing its “Remade” pillar to footwear. The collection introduced leather sneakers with the upper crafted from repurposed, pre-loved Coach bags, deconstructed and reimagined. The house also crafted a series of colourful, silk chiffon slip dresses, naturally dyed with botanicals like logwood, safflower and marigold, and designed with minimal waste practices—using fabric scraps from pattern-cutting as embellishments. Finally, the collection introduced jewellery reimagined from repurposed vintage pieces.