Coach: Pre-Spring 2019
Stuart Vevers’ Coach kids are in the mood for good music and good company, just like Johnny Depp was when he opened The Viper Room on the Sunset Strip in 1993. “I was looking for escape,” Depp said in 2000. Escape he did, the Viper Room became notorious after River Phoenix’s death there and was a place for illicit activity, strippers and great bands. Coach Pre-Spring 2019 is not of the stripping kind (although by all means, take it all of if you want to) but it is feeling all those ‘90s Viper Room vibes, the chosen place of inspiration for Vevers. The collection is layered in all that brown leather Vevers loves, Los Angeles palm trees knitted onto cardigans and patchwork shearling. These are the kind of clothes we would wear to the more PG rated Viper Room. It’s a collection for rockstars, shiny red leather fringing, layered florals under palm tree pyramid studded denim jackets and smart shouldered jackets paired with an ever so slightly flared jean. Long fringed scarves trail down the body amongst loose suiting and Viper Room logo’d t-shirts. Modern merch. For the East Coast-ers going West. The sounds Stuart is envisioning are those of Nick Cave and Marilyn Manson. Goth goes rock god. Turn it all the way up. It’s all happening on the West Coast.