Creative Director Stuart Vevers is continuing his new, youthful look for Coach. The luxury brand’s latest accessories collection, for pre-fall ’16, features a number of playful flourishes, like patent laceup combat boots with fuzzy shearling tongues.
Since joining Coach in 2013, Vevers — who previously worked at Mulberry and Loewe — has redefined the label’s tired look with a fresher, more experimental attitude. The footwear has improved significantly as a result, with less safe designs taking the place of a traditionally more classic product offering.
Pre-fall was no different. Although it’s a smaller season, previewing the larger fall collection, the shoes offered just the right amount of pop. Patent boots were done with and without shearling tongues, a texture that was mimicked in the ready-to-wear pieces. Some tongues were done in a smoother, less shaggy fur.
Kiltie loafers were also done in traditional and open-back mule silhouettes. With their thick soles and wooden midsoles, the shoes had a slight clog feel to them.
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That’s the appeal of Coach, isn’t it? Creating shoes that are not quite quirky but not quite boring, either. And considering its commercial nature, the dichotomy between the two is well-approached.
For more Coach pre-fall ’16 looks, click through the gallery.