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The best of NYFW AW19 day 6: Coach and Oscar de la Renta

The best of NYFW AW19 day 6: Coach and Oscar de la Renta

Roadtrippin'

Text: Joan Kong


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Both brands' Autumn/Winter 2019 collections were inspired by their creative directors' recent travels

Coach

Who: Celebrities in attendance include Joan Smalls, Maisie Williams, Dylan Sprouse, and brand ambassadors Chloe Grace Moretz and Michael B. Jordan.

Where: Unlike the usual dark and mysterious show set that showgoers have been accustomed to, this time, the brand dialed it down with a more pared back showspace—a wooden room at the American Stock Exchange, with a few sculptures propped up amongst the seats.

The low-down: Americana has always been the main inspiration for all the brand's RTW collections since the start, but this time, for creative director Stuart Vevers, it was about opening his mind. According to WWD, the inspiration behind the Autumn/Winter 2019 collection came from a road trip in California. The designer stopped by Nepenthe, a famous restaurant at the Big Sur, which led to a partnership with artist Kaffe Fassett, whose family owned and operated the place since 1949. Fassett's psychedelic floral prints filled the collection with the same vibe Coach has always been into, but don't get us wrong, the looks were anything but boho. One thing most outfits had in common, were board shorts that peeked out underneath long sweaters and dresses, adding a hint of that boyish feel. Chic tailoring was also a staple, appearing in the form of pantsuits, amped up with leather patches and contrasting lapels.

Buro loves: The outerwear was definitely our favourite part of the collection-where do we start? The oversized monogram shearling vest, the pretty-in-pink leather cardigan, the leather cut-out jacket with fringes—you name it, we'd wear it.

 

Oscar de la Renta

Who: Creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim went ice skating in the noon ahead of their 7pm show. Work hard, play hard, are we right?

Where: The Great Mosque of Cordoba in Spain was the inspiration behind the show set this year.

The low-down: Despite the snowy weather on Tuesday, Oscar de la Renta is determined to bring some sunshine to the show, as the creative directors' recent vacations—Morocco and Mumbai, to be specific—influenced the looks. Take a quick glance and you'll notice the array of tapestries introduced. Patchwork florals in the form of a streamlined coat—worn over thigh-high booties—looked anything but frumpy; tassel trims complete the hems of turtle-neck sweaters, paired with a pop of red and one of the It-colours in the collection, burnt orange; A wrapped strapless dress in an embroidered tie-dye fabric radiated an effortless ease; and a plush, quilted textile was transformed into a deep V-neck evening dress. Bella Hadid's voluminous tulle gown was the perfect end to the show.

Buro loves: The laser-cut bandeau dress in marigold that stood out oh-so-beautifully against the model's skin.

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