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Fashion
Published: 18 Feb 2016

A/W 16/17 Influencer Show: Coach 1941

Everyday Americana got a playful makeover at Coach 1941 with quirky modernist and psychedelic references worked into a collection full of commercial pieces that emphasised the brand’s evolving DNA.

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It was season-neutral all the way with an emphasis on the lightweight dresses and statement outerwear that Stuart Vevers has established as a signature. Western styling was a feature for trims – think reimagined rodeo piping and domed studs – on plaids, paisleys and psychedelic prints layered up with standout 1970s tomboy-style Mod parkas and trucker jackets in super-luxe suedes and shearlings. 

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The intricately pieced and panelled day dress continued a familiar mixed print theme for the brand, but looked more maximalist in the mash-up of remnant-style patterns worked with offbeat ribbon trims. Western shirt styling also rang the changes for this now key Coach 1941 item.

Varsity got a fresh-looking modernist twist, with ice hockey logos given a 70s Swiss graphics update on Ivy League jackets worn with neat A-line skirts and button-up shirts. North Atlantic nautical also emerged as a theme in custom patched and badged outerwear pieces with a naval flavour.

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Western boots and 70s-style loafers in bold metallics were heavy on retro appeal, while cute bowling and barrel bags continued along the collegiate theme. Colour was grounded in easy navy, grenadine, khaki and tan, lifted by offbeat tones of flamingo pink, nude, persimmon, cobalt and parrot green.

Need to Know:

  • A seasonless collection
  • 70s-style varsity
  • Western styling reimagined
  • Remnant box print and pattern
  • Pattern mash shirt dresses
  • Statement outerwear
  • Metallic footwear
  • Ivy League bags
TOPICS: Fashion
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