by CHIOMA NNADI
Coach creative director Stuart Vevers might be British, but his fondness for Americana of the most nostalgic kind is well documented. With a makeshift prairie house at the end of the runway and tumbleweed scattered all over the set, it was clear where Vevers was headed with his inspiration for Fall 2017. There’s been a homespun thread running through the collections this past week, and at Coach that naiveté felt particularly right.
The designer added puffer jackets to the growing repertoire of Coach outerwear, and the floral-print down-filled coats were as pretty as they were practical. They were certainly a refreshing counterpoint to the pumped-up sporty versions that are dominating the street style conversation right now.
The look was thoroughly modern, and yet came with all the comfort and personality of a vintage patchwork quilt.