2016 Fall Collection

It’s been two years since Stuart Vevers was charged with giving Coach a reset. In that time he’s honed in on new brand signatures to go with the much-loved handbags, and made a particularly compelling case for the pretty little Coach summer dress last season—whimsical festival-ready frocks that have since been snapped by Colette, arguably one of the coolest stores in Paris.

For Fall 2016, the British designer took that bohemian spirit back to school, so to speak, and the show space was made to look like the gymnasium of some Ivy League college. Vevers likes to immerse himself in the nostalgia of cult cinema, and his references for Fall were a disparate and quirky mix that included Jodie Foster inTaxi Driver, Rob Lowe in Youngblood, and Scooby-Doo’s bespectacled sidekick, Velma Dinkley. You could trace Velma and Jodie’s characters in the kooky butterfly-collar dresses that were a patchwork of paisley and plaid, the 2.0 installment of those popular summer dresses.