This season a basketball court was the stage where the tough, yet sweetly nostalgic Coach 1941 girl played out her look. Stuart Vevers’ biggest focus was the varsity jacket, which he reimagined in oversize and cropped versions — gussying them up with sport-inspired logos and Coach insignias. These were worn over A-line miniskirts in tapestry prints, felted woolens that coordinated with the jackets, or leather and suede. But a girl doesn’t live on varsity jackets alone, so Vevers offered outerwear options aplenty: parkas, trenches, fur vests, shearlings, navy peacoats and leather bikers. Vevers loves a good quilting motif, and he worked it on the leather biker and interspersed it into an oversize patchwork shearling coat. A navy wool group with the collection’s sole trousers picked up on another aspect of Americana, the military, while ruffled plaid shirts and multiprint dresses added a sweet side. A leather duffel dangling with charms was the main bag of the season and Vevers grounded the entire look with metallic midcalf boots and studded wedge loafers.
Coach 1941 RTW Fall 2016