The Coach winter 2021 show marked the brand’s return to the runway, as well as the second season of Coach TV, titled “Coach TV: Live From Shanghai.” Here, Vogue Singapore rounds up 5 highlights from the show.
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This is Coach’s first newly renamed "winter" collection
For his debut winter collection, Stuart Vevers focused on the idea of longevity. “Building on and re-representing ideas from fall, it debuts a more honest approach to seasonality whilst expressing my vision for winter, an ode to the attitude of a new generation in Shanghai,” explained Vevers.
“The experience I envisioned for our return to the runway combines all that we loved about live shows in the past with all that we’ve learned in the past year. It brings together our Coach Family around the world and reflects our commitment to imagining differently and constantly evolving.”
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Cosiness was the order of the day
Soft, plushy textures were on full display across the 44 looks that came down the runway. Shearling, a house signature, made its mark on coats and jackets. While those of us in Singapore can’t get in on the shearling action for now (blasting of the AC not included), socks worn with heels and beanies ensured that you can get your dose of sartorial comfort, no matter where you are in the world.
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Sportswear was given a retro twist
Colourful nylon stripes and graphic patches were paired together with aplomb, for a collection that was equal parts retro and modern. The brand’s ongoing collaborations with Disney and Snoopy also saw a cast of adorable characters gracing knit sweaters, alongside Coach mainstays like Rexy the dinosaur.
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The Coach Family was there in spirit
In attendance was a glittering cast of Chinese celebrities such as Jam Hsiao, Wallace Chung and Dai Xiangyu; as well as model Ju Xiao Wen, a member of the Coach Family. She was joined by other members of the fam through a special episode of “Coach TV: Live From Shanghai”, which saw cameos from Jeremy Lin, Yang Zi, Kōki, Rickey Thompson, Ke Fan, Ding Nan and none other than Jennifer Lopez, who also put her spin on The Go-Go’s 1981 classic “We Got the Beat”.
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The immersive set-up was inspired by American drive-in cinemas
Held at the historic Shanghai Exhibition Center, the cavernous space was transformed into a drive-in cinema, complete with vintage cars parked in the middle of the runway. As the cherry on top, rollerskaters Sebeey Chi, Ashley Imani and Keon Saghari made a special appearance, adding to the night’s festivities.