NEW YORK — Days like Tuesday are a timely reminder of this nation’s indebtedness to those who come from outside its shores and further enrich its own understanding of itself. British designer Stuart Vevers has proven himself masterful in this regard since his 2013 appointment as executive creative director at Coach. His contemporary take on the quintessential facets of American culture have helped re-establish this luxury accessories brand in the ready-to-wear category. His fashion nous was in abundance Tuesday afternoon at Pier 76, site of the NYPD Tow Pound, for the Coach Fall 2017 runway show, which featured a quartet of models at Next including Selena Forrest, Marjan Jonkman, Binx, and Lineisy Montero. Set designer Stefan Beckman created a runway that was truly transportive to another moment, perhaps deep in the American past when stagecoaches pushed westward through the Great Plains. Whatever the case, the four girls were very much prepared for the journey, what with their Rogue 17 bags in tow and all. Stuart Vevers needn’t rely on slogans to achieve greatness, he’s been too busy achieving it right here in America.
Credits include: Client, Coach 1941; Collection, Women’s Ready-To-WearFall / Winter 2017; Clothing design, Stuart Vevers; Styling, Karl Templer; Hair, Guido Palau; Makeup, Pat McGrath; Production, KCD; Set design, Stefan Beckman; Casting, Ashley Brokaw; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.