NEW YORK — The pace of new construction along the High Line in Manhattan might not be on the scale of what China does in an afternoon, but the sight of towering crowns, cement mixers, rebar, and the rest is no less impressive for a city whose architectural identity is so firmly established. The same could arguably be said for Coach, which in its 75th year is endeavoring for even greater stations as a brand. This was very much in evidence late Tuesday afternoon when Stuart Vevers presented his Spring 2016 collection in a first major runway show for the brand. On the afternoon a half dozen models at Next including Julia Fleming (pictured), Lineisy Montero, Briley Jones, Maja Salamon, Vera Van Erp, and Binx all featured on a runway inside a glass pavilion just outside the Coach offices being constructed at 30 Street at the High Line. The show space itself resembled the beloved elevated green space, albeit at a reduced scale, with wild grasses wispily blowing on either side of the runway housed in an aluminum envelope. The mood of the collection was modern cowboy, as typified in the runway soundtrack of Johnny Cash’s cover of “One” by U2. “Gotta love a cowboy boot,” grinned Binx backstage before the show, and indeed one must especially with the giddy-up of late shown by Coach.

Credits include: Client, Coach; Collection, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Spring 2016; Clothing design, Stuart Vevers; Styling, Karl Templer; Hair, Guido Palau; Makeup, Pat McGrath; Casting, Ashley Brokaw.