Grab a skateboard, deck yourself out in a patchwork jacket and throw on a pair of leopard print kicks – for Coach SS16 it’s all about skate park chic.
For SS16, Coach transported us to a skate park full of mysterious boys and rebellious girls (lead by Binx Walton, who just happened to crash the party). Skate stereotypes firmly locked away, there was none of that Travis from Clueless baggy-jeans and threadbare t-shirt malarkey – these boys were skating in style.
Texture, pattern, print
From supple leather and luxurious shearling (that even appeared on sliders) to caramel knitwear and rich jacquards, for SS16 it’s all about a mash-up of contrasting textures that reside in perfect harmony at the half pipe. Texture, along with a plethora of patterns and prints.All variety of animal print came patched and panelled on outerwear, peeping beneath leather jackets, in full leopard look combinations and in a vast array of colour ways; meanwhile an amoeba style print came appropriated on bags, coats and shirts (for the boys and girls) in acid bright hues.
The Blow moment
A dose of effortless Cali style came in the shape of printed shirts that nodded to the 70s, the kind worn by Johnny Depp’s character George Jung in Blow circa ’93. Giving definition to the term smart-casual, these shirts were worn beneath both anoraks and and gold buttoned double-breasted suit jackets taking you from half-pipe to night-ride in a matter of minutes.
Words: Brooke McCord
Photography: Sophie Mayanne