Coach’s fall 20s fashion show was a balm. Everything from the set to the band, from the guests in the front row to the looks (of course) was electrifying and energetic. Perhaps because the creative direction was inspired once again by the American 80s whose hopes and enthusiasm are so well known, but above all because each garment is a concentrate of colours, texture and cut that leaves you speechless. And the looks as a whole are perfect.
So: we are in New York during the 80s, surrounded by the spirit of avant-garde art. The artist par excellence is Basquiat, who has always been a great name but who now – yes, right now – has a huge appeal on the new generations. The references to his art are many, on bags, scarves and pullovers (the male one with the car design is really special). The signature look of the young emerging artist according to Coach is then pullover and skirt (or culottes, why not?), worn with low sneakers and socks. The outerwear is however a real gem, as are certain men’s trousers in coloured leather.
Words by Giulia Greco