Coach AW18 at NYFW

Discover the ready-to-wear A/W 18 offering from Coach 1941 at New York Fashion Week.

The shoes

From soft suede boots in rich tomato red to flats adorned with tassels, studs, all crafted in patchwork patterns of leather, suede, snakeskin and textile, the shoes were a truly beautiful collection of sumptuous and new season must-haves. This was rodeo cowgirl chic with a generous dose of luxury craftsmanship and lustworthy colour palettes.

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The bags

For Coach, it always comes down to the bags; its what makes their brand both covetable and profitable. This season, Stuart Vivers, in collaboration with Chelsea Chaplain, designed a range of exquisite, opulent handbags 'dripping with leathercraft', including a limited edition new model, The Dreamer Bag, available on a see-now-buy-now basis. If theres one thing from this collection that will trickle down, you bet anything it will be the over-the-top tassels on nearly every bag, in black, mahogany or burgundy, so keep you eyes peeled for that trend to hit the street style scene in no time.

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The clothes

Taking inspiration from the Wild West and South American culture, but without stepping on the divisive ground of appropriation, Coach created wearable outfits that focused on rich, autumnal colours, luxurious textures and heavy layering. This was the brand going back to basics; not trying to innovate, say something political or start a new, modern trend, instead Coach narrowed in on high quality and true luxury.

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Be sure to tune in for SHOWstudio's live panel discussion of the show today from 11am. The topic, discussed by Georgina Evans, Mimma Viglezio, Katie Baron and Nellie Eden is, the resurgence of Coach and the significance and signifiers of the brand's rise.

What do you think of the Autumn/Winter '18 collection from New York Fashion Week? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @fashionfixdaily!

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Ruth MacGilp is an Edinburgh based student and blogger. She's a activist for all things ethical in the fashion industry, as well as supporting the #shopsmall and #shoplocal movements through her work.
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