For our first Geek Gab of the year, we talk to the Coach design team about their inspiration for their latest collection.
Hong Kong Fashion Geek: What was the inspiration behind the Coach Spring 2010 collection?
Coach Design Team: Spring was inspired by a subdued and sophisticated color palette of pale yellows and blues, easy neutrals, and natural metallics. Silhouettes are softer and more organic in feel and texture.
HKFG: If you had to only choose one design as your favorite, which would it be?
Coach: The entire Kristin collection really personifies the Coach aesthetic, so for that reason, along with it's pretty array of colors and fabrications, it's one of our favorites.
HKFG: Do you have any designs that are specifically targeted for Hong Kong and the Greater China market?
Coach: We design for the Coach customer as a whole; she is chic, fashionable, and modern. Of course from time to time, a special occasion or one-off design calls for some exclusivity and we do like to create a small assortment of pieces for individual markets. Look for exclusive items in China this spring.
HKFG: What outfit would you suggest for the Spring collection's hero product?
Coach: We think a roomy, easy jacket or chiffon-y blouse paired with slim, tailored pants would look great against the refreshingly natural, yet girlish, feel of the Kristin collection.
HKFG: What can we expect from your coming Fall/Winter collection?
Coach: Experimental fabrications with rich attention to detail; think pleating, studding, and supple metallic leathers.