Coach has partnered with Tabitha Simmons on a new collection of whimsical accessories.
The British stylist and footwear designer launched her debut line in 2009, with celebrities such as Miranda Kerr, Kate Bosworth and Liv Tyler all fans of her chic ankle boots and bold patterns.
Now, Coach’s creative director Stuart Vevers has announced that he has teamed with Simmons on the Coach x Tabitha Simmons range, which is comprised of shoes and handbags.
“I have always admired Stuart as a designer and enjoy seeing how his collections evolve season after season,” said Simmons, who also works as a contributing fashion editor at U.S. Vogue magazine, in a statement. “It has been incredible working with him to bring our collaboration to life in a way that honours both of our brand’s aesthetics. I love the contrast between whimsical, feminine florals and a little bit of a punk and edginess – there is something for every woman in this collection.”
Highlights include the Urban Hiker boots with leather detailing and the Harriette flats, which are available in either a dainty floral print or eye-catching colourblocking.
The floral patterns reintroduce original Coach prints from the house’s spring 2016 collection, while the line also includes Simmons’s first-ever handbag design – the Coach x Tabitha Simmons Crossbody, which is a reimagination of Coach’s 1973 Suspender Pouch.
Regarding the partnership, Vevers commented that he found creating with Simmons to be very natural.
“She already has Coach in her closet,” he shared, before recalling how the concept came about: “It’s actually a cute story: I bumped into her one day at the Greenwich Hotel, and she happened to be wearing a floral print dress from the spring 2016 collection. We knew it had to be the starting point for our collaboration.”
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