CROSSING THE POND: Stuart Vevers is making the jump from London back to New York for his next men’s show. But it may just be a one-time leap.
The creative director of Coach will show his fall men’s collection along with his women’s pre-fall line in New York on Dec. 8, a full month before London Collections: Men, where he’s shown for the past three seasons. But the British-born designer is leaving the door open to return to the British capital.
“We wanted to do something special in New York City to celebrate our new store opening on Fifth Avenue and Coach’s 75th anniversary year,” Vevers said. “I’m continuously inspired by New York City; I love that it’s romantic and tough at the same time. It’s exciting to show our men’s collection on the runway in New York City for the first time.”
But at the same time, Vevers said London is also a special place for him. “There is something exciting to me about what is happening at London Men’s and presenting in London was an opportunity for us to change the context for Coach’s new direction,” he said. “We’ve not made any decisions yet as to where we’ll show our next men’s collection.”