NEW YORK — The thing about this city is that it has never been what it once was. This means the New York of today is different than it was even yesterday, let alone decades ago. Perhaps no better, perhaps no worse. There was a time in this City’s history when even a white street artist could get arrested for graffiti. Over three decades later that same artist is celebrated in a thematic skinning of a high fashion ready-to-wear collection. That the late Keith Haring’s art figures throughout Stuart Vevers’s collection need not require any outrage, manufactured or otherwise, his jaunty stick figures have long appeared on entire ranges of consumer products. This latest application simply makes too much sense. It is in fact an irresistible draw for a distinctly New York luxury brand as Coach, which for several seasons running has faithfully used the five boroughs as a point of departure. The pairing worked too, glitteringly gritty as it was. New York ain’t what it used to be and that’s OK, it never really was what it was. On the afternoon, Selena Forrest closed the show, and was joined by a further eight models from across the Next global network including Shujing, Massima, Binx, Erin Mommsen, Manuela Miloqui, Marjan Jonkman, Hiandra Martinez, and Eli Epperson.

Credits include: Client, Coach; Collection, Coach 1941 Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018; Creative design, Stuart Vevers; Styling, Karl Templer; Hair, Guido Palau; Makeup, Pat McGrath; Manicure, Inglot; Set design, Stefan Beckman; Music, Steve Mackey, John Gosling; Production, KCD; Casting, Ashley Brokaw; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.