Fashion week is back, baby.
On Saturday, New York-based fashion brand Coach put on its latest show at New York Fashion Week. And for the big return of the shows, Coach decided to make it special: creative director Stuart Vevers made the collection a love letter to New York City.
While this included referencing the Coach archives as the brand is a New York staple, it also meant paying ode to some city landmarks. Those came in the form of places like Zabars, Serendipity, the Brooklyn Bridge, oh and the iconic leather and cruising bar, The Eagle.
We were pretty obsessed with the merch-style Eagle pieces as soon as we saw them, given the bar's oversized reputation. So to get all the details we called up The Eagle (and emailed Coach) for all of the information.
There are only three pieces in this link-up: two bags and a sleeveless t-shirt. They all utilize an old-school graphic from the late 1970s, early 1980s from The Eagle that's been slightly altered because of copyright. And while collaborative, it's not a "special collaboration" for the brand according to representatives.
Maybe! When asked, Coach said it has no plans on putting these pieces into production in order to be sold at retail. And as for Coach's involvement, The Eagle agrees that it is indeed a one-time deal for them. That said, there could be a world where The Eagle explores bringing the graphic back out for a slate of shirts.
"We still have the image," The Eagle NYC owner Derek Danton tells Out, saying that they have considered the option.