Coach's Reed Krakoff debuted his new eponymous collection in New York yesterday, and yes, it was inspired by Celine.
But without actually copying Phoebe Philo, he invoked the same casual luxury that she's made cool again.
Slouchy, comfortable looking trousers came in leather, so did mini dresses and shorts. Shearling vests and jackets were layered over them, as well as sturdy looking coats in camel and navy and olive green.
The shoes and the bags were, not surprisingly, stellar. Booties marched out in black and brown, thigh high boots in ivory and a black stiletto sandal wrapped up the leg, though the foot was covered in white fur. And I can't stop thinking about the caramel shearling gloves that reached up Tilda's arms.
It was an impressive first shot--and reminded me that I have to get my hands on shearling before next September.