After the melancholy mood of Spring, the mesmerizing painterly florals were a welcome dose of sunshine, enlivening everything from all-weather parkas to Lurex sweaters and lace-trim frocks. The creative director has a knack for making opposites attract, and this season the brand’s sweet and light chiffon dresses were toughened up with basketball-style shorts in hefty checks and plaid. That late ’90s approach to layering has been popping up all week, although nowhere have the proportions appeared quite as fresh and youthful as they did here. The woolen bomber jackets and cardigans played to a larger cultural shift that’s been percolating for the past six months; as of last October, Coach is officially fur-free, and these were the brand’s warm and fuzzy alternatives.
Vevers has been experimenting with tailoring for both men and women lately, and the new Crombie coats demonstrated the range of his fashion smarts. You only have to take one look at the street style images on this website to know that the brand’s mountaineering-style shearling jackets are popular with fashion-conscious boys and girls alike. Increasingly, Vevers has proved he has his finger on the pulse of the red carpet, too: Aside from Selena Gomez, a frequent collaborator, Coach recently dressed rising soul singer H.E.R. in a custom look for the Grammy’s this past weekend. On that note, the charming needlepoint cocktail dress modeled by Adesuwa Aighewi serves as a celebration of Fassett’s legacy and Vevers’s five-year anniversary with Coach all at once.