• Text Clementine Zawadzki
  • 10th January 2015

Military modernism

Simplistic, unforced and sharp, Coach’s FW15 collection understatedly exudes a modern mantra for the modern man. Their debut ready-to-wear men’s collection, under the eye of Stuart Vevers, quietly boasts confidence with their brand of functional luxury. Military shearling coats of olive and plum, black wool trousers, suede and leather, the outfits were the perfect embodiment of the sturdy and sleek accessories that accompanied the presentation. An American classic with a New York state of mind, Coach explores ‘freedom’ and ‘landscape’ with clothing that becomes the wearer, and the wearer pulls it off. Although the 20-piece collection made a statement with shearling coats, mid-length trim bomber jackets, rib rollneck jumpers and button down t-shirts conveyed Coach’s effortless aesthetic. Like the American groupie girls of the 60s and 70s inspired Coach’s SS15 line, the FW menswear oozes the cool of Gus Van Sant and The Beastie Boys. Feather necklaces, woolen beanies and scarves – this version of the outdoor lifestyle is playful, but timeless.