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Coach rebels with lace and leather for spring '17

Coach rebels with lace and leather for spring '17

Coach sent out a procession of tough girls in lace and leather for the spring 2017 collection.

Showing as part of New York Fashion Week on Tuesday (13Sep16), creative director Stuart Vevers turned Coach’s typically happy disposition on its head, presenting subversively cool dresses and studded leather jackets.

Inspired by rebels, beatniks and dreamers, model Alice Metza opened the show in a sheer red dress with black lace details worn with a heavy black leather jacket which was studded with badges and flower appliques.

Many of the collection’s jackets featured embellishment of some sort, in the style of motorcycle gangs. A dark navy leather jacket had silver studs, smiley face patches and a shearling pocket, while another covetable style had “bobcat rebel” emblazoned on the back.

But it wasn’t all about biker style, as Vevers included some whimsical floral prairie-style dresses, which were given a hard edge thanks to layers of sheer fabric and black lace elements, simple black chokers and lug-soled creepers. And the designer also made a nod to American pop culture through the inclusion of a series of T-shirts which had collages of Elvis Presley photos printed on them.

The New York-based company is known for its accessories, and the spring line delivered when it came to completing a look. Each model carried a handbag with fringe detailing and scarves which coordinated with each individual ensemble, with a deep emerald green tote proving to be a standout piece.

The show came to a close with a series of studded fringe dresses, which are sure to be a hit with Coach’s celebrity fans, with the likes of Winona Ryder, Emma Roberts and brand ambassador Chloe Grace Moretz all perched on the front row.

New York Fashion Week continues on Wednesday (14Sep16) with shows from Michael Kors and Marchesa.

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