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NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night Coach, America's original house of leather, marked the culmination of its 75th anniversary at New York City's Pier 94 with a dual-gender runway show and party featuring musical sets by guest DJs Lolawolf and Mark Ronson. The evening was a celebration of Coach's successful re-invention for a new generation of luxury customers in a year which saw many milestone achievements, including the opening of its first Coach House global flagship stores on New York City's Fifth Avenue and Regent Street in London, as well as the re-location of its headquarters to the city's newest landmark address, 10 Hudson Yards. The Women's Pre-Fall and Men's Fall 2017 were presented to a capacity crowd and guests such as actors Drew Barrymore, Dree Hemingway, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Emma Roberts, Michael B Jordan, Hopper Penn, Laura Harrier, Hari Nef, Olivia Culpo, Rowan Blanchard, model Jordan Barrett, musicians Diplo, Mark Ronson, Dua Lipa and Soko, stylist Brad Goreski, artist Arden Wahl and designers Pamela Love and Peter Copping. On the runway, Executive Creative Director Stuart Vevers presented a vision of American optimism and the cool attitude of the West Coast mixed up with the individualism of New York City. Nostalgic retro graphics – space program, spaceships and planets were paired with shearling, leather and varsity detailing. He explored the tension between toughness and a gentle femininity with the playful, innocent charm of patch-worked prairie dresses, delicate floral buttons, trompe l'oeil bows and shoes in bold proportions with magpie-like details. The season's new bag made its first appearance, a glovetanned leather hobo called The Bandit. Models including Gabriel Day-Lewis, Dilone, Winnie Harlow, Binx Walton and Lexi Boling walked through a set that took inspiration from a motel parking lot complete with vintage cars, snow and the Young People's Chorus of New York City performed a special arrangement of "Empire State of Mind," the modern anthem of Coach's birthplace. Vevers commented, "New York City, the spiritual home of Coach, is a cultural melting pot that embraces individuality and celebrates togetherness. It welcomes outsiders, like me, in a way that's honest and un-contrived. Those values are more important today than ever as well as being relevant to our goal of making Coach the authentic, modern luxury alternative." The house mascot, Rexy the Coach Dinosaur also made an appearance at the show, on pieces from an exclusive holiday capsule available from December 9th at Coach House Fifth Avenue and Coach.com. Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Coach, Inc. said, "We are thrilled to celebrate Coach's heritage and history of innovative craftsmanship in the city where we were born.  This year has been filled with amazing highlights and we look forward to the next 75 years of bringing the unexpected to our customers around the world." An American Icon Celebrates 75 Years in New York City: Coach was founded in a small Manhattan loft by six artisans with a simple goal: to create beautiful, functional items in modern shapes and the finest leathers. 75 years later, it celebrates its heritage as America's Original House of Leather with the fresh, modern take of Executive Creative Director, Stuart Vevers. Coach House is located at 685 Fifth Avenue in New York City, considered to be one of the world's most prestigious shopping districts. Now adjacent to European luxury neighbors and iconic New York City landmarks, the location signifies an important shift in the global mindset of the brand. Coach House's 20,000 square foot of retail space were designed by Executive Creative Director Stuart Vevers in partnership with William Sofield, Designer and President of Studio Sofield. The store interior displays a distinctive New York City attitude and the most evolved expression of Coach's design and positioning, as well as a series of products and services that reflect Coach's philosophy of Modern Luxury. Coach, Inc. is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. Coach brand was established in New York City in 1941, and has a rich heritage of pairing exceptional leathers and materials with innovative design. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach's website at www.coach.com. In 2015, Coach acquired Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, sold in more than 70 countries and through its website at www.stuartweitzman.com. Coach, Inc.'s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COH and Coach's Hong Kong Depositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388


NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night Coach, America's original house of leather, marked the culmination of its 75th anniversary at New York City's Pier 94 with a dual-gender runway show and party featuring musical sets by guest DJs Lolawolf and Mark Ronson. The evening was a celebration of Coach's successful re-invention for a new generation of luxury customers in a year which saw many milestone achievements, including the opening of its first Coach House global flagship stores on New York City's Fifth Avenue and Regent Street in London, as well as the re-location of its headquarters to the city's newest landmark address, 10 Hudson Yards. The Women's Pre-Fall and Men's Fall 2017 were presented to a capacity crowd and guests such as actors Drew Barrymore, Dree Hemingway, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Emma Roberts, Michael B Jordan, Laura Harrier, models Jordan Barrett, Bruna Tenorio, musicians Diplo, Mark Ronson and Soko, stylists Brad Goreski and Leslie Fremar and designers Jennifer Fisher, Pamela Love and Prabal Gurung. On the runway, Executive Creative Director Stuart Vevers presented a vision of American optimism and the cool attitude of the West Coast mixed up with the individualism of New York City. Nostalgic retro graphics - space program, spaceships and planets were paired with shearling, leather and varsity detailing. He explored the tension between toughness and a gentle femininity with the playful, innocent charm of patch-worked prairie dresses, delicate floral buttons, trompe l'oeil bows and shoes in bold proportions with magpie-like details. The season's new bag made its first appearance, a glovetanned leather hobo called The Bandit. Models including Gabriel Day-Lewis, Dilone, Winnie Harlow, Binx Walton and Lexi Boling walked through a set that took inspiration from a motel parking lot complete with vintage cars, snow and a special performance from the Young People's Chorus of New York City. Vevers commented, "New York City, the spiritual home of Coach, is a cultural melting pot that embraces individuality and celebrates togetherness. It welcomes outsiders, like me, in a way that's honest and un-contrived. Those values are more important today than ever as well as being relevant to our goal of making Coach the authentic, modern luxury alternative." The house mascot, Rexy the Coach Dinosaur also made an appearance at the show, on pieces from an exclusive holiday capsule available from December 9th at Coach House Fifth Avenue and Coach.com. Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Coach, Inc. said, "We are thrilled to celebrate Coach's heritage and history of innovative craftsmanship in the city where we were born. This year has been filled with amazing highlights and we look forward to the next 75 years of bringing the unexpected to our customers around the world." An American Icon Celebrates 75 Years in New York City: Coach was founded in a small Manhattan loft by six artisans with a simple goal: to create beautiful, functional items in modern shapes and the finest leathers. 75 years later, it celebrates its heritage as America's Original House of Leather with the fresh, modern take of Executive Creative Director, Stuart Vevers. Coach House is located at 685 Fifth Avenue in New York City, considered to be one of the world's most prestigious shopping districts. Now adjacent to European luxury neighbors and iconic New York City landmarks, the location signifies an important shift in the global mindset of the brand. Coach House's 20,000 square foot of retail space were designed by Executive Creative Director Stuart Vevers in partnership with William Sofield, Designer and President of Studio Sofield. The store interior displays a distinctive New York City attitude and the most evolved expression of Coach's design and positioning, as well as a series of products and services that reflect Coach's philosophy of Modern Luxury. Coach, Inc. is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. Coach brand was established in New York City in 1941, and has a rich heritage of pairing exceptional leathers and materials with innovative design. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach's website at www.coach.com. In 2015, Coach acquired Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, sold in more than 70 countries and through its website at www.stuartweitzman.com. Coach, Inc.'s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COH and Coach's Hong Kong Depositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388.


NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night Coach, America's original house of leather, marked the culmination of its 75th anniversary at New York City's Pier 94 with a dual-gender runway show and party featuring musical sets by guest DJs Lolawolf and Mark Ronson. The evening was a celebration of Coach's successful re-invention for a new generation of luxury customers in a year which saw many milestone achievements, including the opening of its first Coach House global flagship stores on New York City's Fifth Avenue and Regent Street in London, as well as the re-location of its headquarters to the city's newest landmark address, 10 Hudson Yards. The Women's Pre-Fall and Men's Fall 2017 were presented to a capacity crowd and guests such as actors Drew Barrymore, Dree Hemingway, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Emma Roberts, Michael B Jordan, Laura Harrier, models Jordan Barrett, Bruna Tenorio, musicians Diplo, Mark Ronson and Soko, stylists Brad Goreski and Leslie Fremar and designers Jennifer Fisher, Pamela Love and Prabal Gurung. On the runway, Executive Creative Director Stuart Vevers presented a vision of American optimism and the cool attitude of the West Coast mixed up with the individualism of New York City. Nostalgic retro graphics -- space program, spaceships and planets were paired with shearling, leather and varsity detailing. He explored the tension between toughness and a gentle femininity with the playful, innocent charm of patch-worked prairie dresses, delicate floral buttons, trompe l'oeil bows and shoes in bold proportions with magpie-like details. The season's new bag made its first appearance, a glovetanned leather hobo called The Bandit. Models including Gabriel Day-Lewis, Dilone, Winnie Harlow, Binx Walton and Lexi Boling walked through a set that took inspiration from a motel parking lot complete with vintage cars, snow and a special performance from the Young People's Chorus of New York City. Vevers commented, "New York City, the spiritual home of Coach, is a cultural melting pot that embraces individuality and celebrates togetherness. It welcomes outsiders, like me, in a way that's honest and un-contrived. Those values are more important today than ever as well as being relevant to our goal of making Coach the authentic, modern luxury alternative." The house mascot, Rexy the Coach Dinosaur also made an appearance at the show, on pieces from an exclusive holiday capsule available from December 9th at Coach House Fifth Avenue and Coach.com. Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Coach, Inc. said, "We are thrilled to celebrate Coach's heritage and history of innovative craftsmanship in the city where we were born. This year has been filled with amazing highlights and we look forward to the next 75 years of bringing the unexpected to our customers around the world." An American Icon Celebrates 75 Years in New York City: Coach was founded in a small Manhattan loft by six artisans with a simple goal: to create beautiful, functional items in modern shapes and the finest leathers. 75 years later, it celebrates its heritage as America's Original House of Leather with the fresh, modern take of Executive Creative Director, Stuart Vevers. Coach House is located at 685 Fifth Avenue in New York City, considered to be one of the world's most prestigious shopping districts. Now adjacent to European luxury neighbors and iconic New York City landmarks, the location signifies an important shift in the global mindset of the brand. Coach House's 20,000 square foot of retail space were designed by Executive Creative Director Stuart Vevers in partnership with William Sofield, Designer and President of Studio Sofield. The store interior displays a distinctive New York City attitude and the most evolved expression of Coach's design and positioning, as well as a series of products and services that reflect Coach's philosophy of Modern Luxury. Coach, Inc. is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. Coach brand was established in New York City in 1941, and has a rich heritage of pairing exceptional leathers and materials with innovative design. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach's website at www.coach.com. In 2015, Coach acquired Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, sold in more than 70 countries and through its website at www.stuartweitzman.com. Coach, Inc.'s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COH and Coach's Hong Kong Depositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388.


NEW YORK, 9. Dezember 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Am gestrigen Abend feierte Coach – Amerikas originales Lederhaus – den Höhepunkt seines 75. Jubiläums in New York Citys Pier 94 mit einer Modenschau für beide Geschlechter sowie einer Party mit Musikeinlagen der Gast-DJs Lolawolf und Mark Ronson. Der Abend war ein Fest von Coachs erfolgreicher Neuerfindung für eine neue Generation Luxus-Kunden in einem Jahr, in dem viele Meilensteine erreicht wurden, einschließlich der Eröffnung der ersten Coach House globalen Flagshipstores auf New York Citys Fifth Avenue und Londons Regent Street sowie die Verlegung des Hauptsitzes zur neuen Vorzeigeadresse der Stadt: 10 Hudson Yards. Die Vorherbstkollektion für Damen und die Herbstkollektion für Herren 2017 wurden vor vollen Reihen präsentiert, in denen sich u.a. auch Schauspieler wie Drew Barrymore, Dree Hemingway, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Emma Roberts, Michael B. Jordan, Hopper Penn, Laura Harrier, Hari Nef, Olivia Culpo, Rowan Blanchard, Model Jordan Barrett, die Musiker Diplo, Mark Ronson, Dua Lipa und Soko, Stylist Brad Goreski, Künstler Arden Wahl und die Designer Pamela Love und Peter Copping befanden. Auf dem Laufsteg präsentierte Executive Creative Director Stuart Vevers eine Vision von amerikanischem Optimismus sowie eine Mischung der lässigen Westküsten-Haltung und New Yorker Individualismus. Nostalgische Retrografiken fanden sich im Weltraumprogramm samt Raumschiffen und Planeten wieder, was mit Shearling, Leder und Details im College-Look kombiniert wurde. Er erkundete die Spannung zwischen Zähheit und einer sanften Weiblichkeit durch den verspielten, unschuldigen Charme der Patchwork-Countrykleider, zarte Blütenknöpfe, Trompe-l'oeil-Schleifen und Schuhen in gewagten Proportionen mit elsterartigen Details. Auch die neue Tasche der Saison wurde erstmals gezeigt: „The Bandit" – eine Umhängetasche aus Handschuhleder. Die Models, u.a. Gabriel Day-Lewis, Dilone, Winnie Harlow, Binx Walton und Lexi Boling, liefen durch eine Kulisse, als deren Inspiration der Parkplatz eines Motels samt Oldtimern und Schnee diente. Zusätzlich bot der People's Chorus of New York City eine Sonderdarbietung von „Empire State of Mind" – die moderne Hymne des Gründungsorts von Coach. Vevers kommentierte: „New York City, das spirituelle Zuhause von Coach, ist ein kultureller Schmelztiegel, der Individualität begrüßt und das Miteinander feiert. Hier werden Außenstehende, wie ich, ehrlich und ungekünstelt begrüßt. Diese Werte sind heute wichtiger als jemals zuvor und sind gleichzeitig relevant für unser Ziel, Coach zur authentischen, modernen Luxus-Alternative zu machen." Das Maskottchen des Hauses, Rexy der Dinosaurier, trat bei der Show auch auf – mit Stücken aus einer exklusiven Weihnachts-Kapselkollektion, die ab dem 9. Dezember im Coach House Fifth Avenue und auf Coach.com erhältlich ist. Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer, Inc. sagte: „Wir freuen uns sehr, Coachs Erbe und Geschichte innovativer Handwerkskunst in der Stadt zu feiern, in der wir unseren Anfang machten. Dieses Jahr steckte voller wundervoller Höhepunkte und wir freuen uns darauf, für weitere 75 Jahre unseren Kunden auf der ganzen Welt das Unerwartete zu bereiten." Coach wurde in einem kleinen Loft von sechs Kunsthandwerkern gegründet, die ein einfaches Ziel verfolgten: schöne, funktionale Produkte in modernen Formen und aus dem feinsten Leder zu schaffen. 75 Jahre später feiert das Unternehmen sein Erbe als Amerikas originales Lederhaus mit einer frischen, modernen Herangehensweise von Executive Creative Director Stuart Vevers. Das Coach House befindet sich auf 685 Fifth Avenue in New York City, die als eines der weltweit angesehensten Einkaufsviertel gilt. In unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft europäischer Luxusmarken und ikonischer Wahrzeichen von New York City symbolisiert der Standort einen wichtigen Wandel in der globalen Denkweise der Marke. Die 20.000 Quadratfuß große Einzelhandelsfläche von Coach House wurde von Executive Creative Director Stuart Vevers zusammen mit William Sofield, Designer und President von Studio Sofield, gestaltet. Das Ladeninnere zeigt eine bestimmte New Yorker Geisteshaltung und die voll entwickelte Ausdrucksweise von Coachs Design und Positionierung, sowie eine Reihe von Produkten und Leistungen, die Coachs Philosophie von modernem Luxus reflektieren. Coach, Inc. ist ein führendes New Yorker Designhaus für moderne Luxus-Accessoires und Lifestyle-Marken. Die Marke Coach wurde 1941 in New York City gegründet und blickt auf ein reiches Erbe der Verbindung von außergewöhnlichen Ledern und Materialien mit innovativem Design. Coach wird weltweit in Coach-Läden, ausgewählten Kaufhäusern und Fachgeschäften sowie über die Coach-Website www.coach.com verkauft. 2015 übernahm Coach Stuart Weitzman, ein global führender Designer von Schuhmode, die in über 70 Ländern sowie über Unternehmens-Webseite www.stuartweitzman.com verkauft wird. Coach, Inc.'s Stammaktien werden an der New Yorker Börse unter dem Kürzel COH und Coachs Hong Kong Depositary Receipts an der Hongkonger Börse unter dem Symbol 6388 gehandelt.


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When he joined Coach in 2013, after two decades at European luxury houses like Louis Vuitton and Givenchy, he was excited about the sheer Americanness of the brand. He immediately noticed that Coach was born at the exact moment that the concept of “cool” was bubbling up in jazz culture. The first recorded use of the word “hipster,” for instance, can be traced back to in 1941, the same year Coach was founded. “I’m interested in tracing Coach’s timeline through these moments of counterculture, when American style was really being born and becoming influential,” Vevers says. Over the last three years, Vevers has transformed Coach’s image by infusing everything he designs with Americana. Until Vevers arrived, Coach did not produce complete ready-to-wear collections or runway shows. But these days, Coach’s New York Fashion Week presentations have become hotly anticipated events. Vevers creates elaborate, cinematic settings for the catwalk that tap into nostalgia for America’s past. Last month, his fall 2017 show was built around the concept of a prairie, complete with dry shrubs and the outline of a farmhouse, as models walked out in long, bohemian dresses covered in floral and gingham patterns. In previous shows, backdrops have included scrapyards, motels, and high school gyms. Beneath this scenery is always a darker undercurrent: Looks are peppered with biker jackets, hippie fringes, and faded rock band T-shirts. “I see the Coach girl and guy as an American dreamer,” Vevers says. “They like subversive references, they’re influenced by counterculture movements. It’s about taking American style and making it their own, collecting pieces and mixing them in a fresh way that feels new and youthful. “ Through his creative leadership, Vevers has helped Coach evolve from a declining manufacturer of leather goods without a distinct identity or point of view into a rejuvenated fashion house that regularly receives top marks from editors at Vogue and The New York Times. His vision has been pivotal to helping turn Coach around not just visually, but also financially. He’s been credited with helping to drive Coach sales back up after several years of downward spiraling. In many ways, Coach is a great American success story. Lew Frankfort, who led the company in various capacities between 1979 and 2013, was responsible for transforming Coach from a niche leather goods maker into a household name and a publicly traded company. Under his leadership, Coach went from generating $6 million to $5 billion in sales. But all of this growth came at a cost. To drive sales, Coach habitually slashed prices—and cut corners when it came to quality. The bags, emblazoned with enormous logos, became ubiquitous, distributed at retailers of all sizes. They were found at increasingly low-end stores, then at outlet malls and the discount bins at Macy’s and T.J. Maxx, all of which eroded the brand’s reputation. Coach’s board began to worry that the company was battling an identity crisis. The joke was that Coach purses were the bags of choice among tween girls because they were suddenly in their price range. Coach stopped showing up in boardrooms and started appearing on school busses packed with middle schoolers. This was a far cry from several decades before, when Coach was known for its impeccable craftsmanship. Stephanie Sarka, who served in various leadership positions at Coach from 1990 to 1997, and now owns her own luxury handbag brand 1 Atelier, remembers that the company had all the hallmarks of a luxury brand. Products were constructed by expert artisans from the highest quality materials, such as English bridle and buckskin leathers. But as the brand became more popular and then a publicly traded company, the emphasis shifted to quantity over quality. Production was shipped off to China. “The shareholder pressures pushed the company to focus on sales,” Sarka says. “But this had a negative impact on the quality of the products and tarnished Coach’s brand.” To turn things around, the board brought on a new leadership team. Victor Luis, a Coach veteran, was named chief commercial officer in February 2013, and it was announced that he would succeed Frankfort as CEO in January 2014. Luis hired Stuart Vevers in June 2013 and together, they have been executing a strategy to help the company redefine itself as a luxury brand. On the business side, Luis revamped Coach stores, including launching plush flagship stores in New York and London in November 2016 and Milan in February 2017. Better materials, such as glove tanned leather, were reintroduced. Perhaps most dramatically, Luis pulled merchandise from 250 department stores and no longer allows department stores to mark down products with abandon. This was a painful decision since it meant a short-term decline in sales. An important part of the turnaround strategy has been transforming Coach into a fashion house. And this is where Vevers comes in. Karen Harvey, a well-known head hunter in the fashion industry, was tasked with finding the right creative to lead Coach through this transition. Harvey believed that the company needed much more than just a new look. “Coach was known first and foremost for creating leather goods,” Harvey says. “But the brand didn’t have a point of view. It wasn’t connected to a broader lifestyle.” Harvey believed that Vevers could solve this problem. He began his career at top European brands, including Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton, where he worked alongside Marc Jacobs. Later, he served as the creative director at Mulberry and Loewe, breathing new life into both. Harvey believed that Vevers had the potential to upend Coach and lead it into the future. “He understood the brand’s heritage but could also see its future,” Harvey says. When Vevers accepted the job at Coach, he understood that he would be shepherding the company through the next stage of its evolution, which was a weighty responsibility. “We were bold in creating Coach’s new image,” Vevers says. “I think the feeling was that we really needed to be. This was a time to make change. We had to transform, we had to try something new.” The bold approach seems to be bearing fruit. Last year, sales were up by 7%, resulting in a 14% increase in gross profits. For Vevers, the process of creating a fashion brand was anchored in creating two seasonal collections. In the past, Coach had occasionally made products besides bags and wallets, such as shoes and jackets. But it hadn’t created a full line of head-to-toe ready-to-wear pieces that could be presented on the runway. These looks, Vevers says, were an important way to define and express Coach’s take on the world. “The runway show is a place to tell stories,” he says. “It becomes this amazing laboratory of ideas. I’ve never found anything else that can create those moment of magic.” The process of preparing for this semi-annual presentation is just as important as the show itself, Vevers says. It forces Coach’s design team to get to the heart of what the brand stands for, over and over, which keeps the brand fresh and focused. “It’s an intense moment of research and reflection,” Vevers says. “It’s a pure moment of creativity, where you really push yourself as far as you can. This generates a lot of ideas that you can work towards in the future.” Coach has been working to offer customers a more luxurious in-store experience. But Vevers also acknowledges that part of his role as executive creative director is to run with his instincts to set the tone for the brand. When he joined the company, he tried to understand as much as possible about the legacy and what the customer was looking for, but he was also willing to ignore all of that when necessary. “I wanted to embrace the heritage, but I also felt it was important to trust my instincts of how Coach could be relevant today,” he says. “In many ways, my work is about intuition and a certain conviction that’s hard to quantify.” Vevers’ very first collection for Coach, fall 2014, was presented to top editors and key retailers over five days of intimate shows in New York. The pieces were takes on classic American garments, like denim jackets and duffle coats, with more somber touches, such as a sweater that referenced The Shining. He received rave reviews. Since then, Vevers has used the collections to tell a story about America’s youth and moments of anti-conformism throughout the country’s history. One season featured motorcycle boots that called to mind a biker gang crossing the country. Another incorporated psychedelic prints that wouldn’t have been out of place on Haight-Ashbury. Sometimes references from different eras are mixed together, resulting in an overall feeling of subversiveness rather than capturing a specific moment in history. Given that Coach is traded publicly, Vevers doesn’t have completely free rein. He says that he’s regularly in conversation with Luis. But part of what has helped Coach achieve lift-off again has been the executive board’s willingness to take a leap of faith with Vevers’ ideas. “Of course we talk through ideas,” Vevers say. “We do some things, we don’t do others. But my vision was supported from the word ‘go,’ and I think that’s had a huge impact.” An example of this is Rexy. Rexy began as a little T-rex charm that appeared on a bag in the fall 2015 collection. But Vevers and his design team were so taken by Rexy they decided to turn her into a recurring image in future collections. She’s now Coach’s mascot, even though a dinosaur has no good reason to be the mascot of a heritage American brand. In the Spring 2017 collection, Rexy even appeared in the Coach logo, replacing the horses in the carriage. In the New York store on Fifth Avenue, there’s an enormous 12-foot sculpture of Rexy made entirely of Coach bags, conceived by the artist Billie Achilleos. “Rexy is playful and is something of a surprise from a luxury house,” says Vevers. “Choosing her as a mascot was instinctive and just made me smile.” A 15-foot tall sculpture of Rexy, Coach’s new mascot at Coach House, Fifth Avenue, New York. Embracing The Stumbles Of The Past But for all his good instincts, Vevers has also been clear-eyed about playing into Coach’s strengths. For instance, the brand would never achieve the status of Louis Vuitton and Hermès. Rather than aspiring to be like these European companies, Vevers believes Coach’s position as an affordable luxury—sold at price points that a much larger swath of the population can afford—is a good thing. “I felt that it was very important that inclusivity was not just about price,” Vevers says. “It’s about an attitude, a point of view that makes Coach different.” Vevers has also embraced the fact that, not too long ago, young people made up the majority of Coach’s customer base. Now runway shows are populated by fresh-faced models, including Emma Roberts and Zoe Kravitz. Coach has also picked celebrity spokespeople who appeal to younger women. In 2015, 17-year-old Chloë Grace Moretz was the face of the spring collection, and last year, Selena Gomez was chosen to represent the brand. “I think fashion has always been strongly influenced by the next generation,” Vevers says. “Fashion is about the future. It’s always looking forward.” Vevers is confident that celebrating the qualities woven into Coach’s identity is the only way to go. “Coach has little to do with status and wealth,” Vevers says. “It’s more to do with shared tastes and inspirations. It’s about taking the best of what I think Coach stands for and the reason that people love it, but then challenging, pushing the boundaries and doing new things.”


NEW YORK, 9 décembre 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hier soir Coach, une enseigne américaine du cuir, a clôturé en beauté la célébration de son 75e anniversaire au Pier 94 de New York avec un défilé de mode masculin et féminin et une fête qui a été agrémentée par les sessions des DJ invités, Lolawolf et Ronson. La soirée était une célébration de la réinvention réussie de Coach pour une nouvelle génération de clients amants du luxe dans une année qui a vu de nombreuses réalisations capitales, dont l'ouverture de ses premiers magasins emblématiques mondiaux Coach House sur la Cinquième Avenue à New York et sur Regent Street à Londres, ainsi que le déménagement de son siège social sur la toute nouvelle adresse exclusive de la ville, 10 Hudson Yards. La collection de pré-automne 2017 pour femmes et la collection automne 2017 pour hommes ont été présentées devant un parterre plein à craquer de participants et d'invités tels que les actrices et acteurs Drew Barrymore, Dree Hemingway, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Emma Roberts, Michael B Jordan, Hopper Penn, Laura Harrier, Hari Nef, Olivia Culpo, Rowan Blanchard, le mannequin Jordan Barrett, les musiciens Diplo, Mark Ronson, Dua Lipa et Soko, le styliste Brad Goreski, l'artiste Arden Wahl et les créateurs Pamela Love et Peter Copping. Sur le podium, le directeur artistique exécutif, Stuart Vevers, a présenté une vision de l'optimisme américain et de l'attitude cool de la côte Ouest mêlés à l'individualisme new-yorkais. Des motifs rétro-nostalgiques - programme spatial, vaisseaux spatiaux et planètes - se sont mariés avec des détails en peau de mouton, en cuir et rappelant l'esprit universitaire. Il a exploré la tension entre la dureté et la féminité douce avec un charme innocent et ludique de robes champêtres en patchwork, de délicats boutons floraux, des courbes en trompe-l'œil et des chaussures aux proportions audacieuses avec des détails en clin d'œil aux pies. Le nouveau sac de la saison a fait sa première apparition : c'est une besace en cuir résistant comme un gant de base-ball (le ) et appelée « The Bandit ». Des mannequins comme Gabriel Day-Lewis, Dilone, Winnie Harlow, Binx Walton et Lexi Boling ont défilé sur le podium qui s'inspirait d'un parking de motel parsemé de voitures vintage et de neige, et le chœur des Jeunes gens de New York a interprété une version spéciale de « Empire State of Mind », l'hymne moderne du berceau de Coach. M. Vevers a commenté : « New York, la patrie spirituelle de Coach, est un melting-pot culturel qui adopte l'individualité et célèbre le vivre ensemble. Elle accueille les étrangers, comme moi, honnêtement et sans contrainte. Ces valeurs sont plus importantes que jamais, et résonnent dans notre but de faire de Coach l'authentique alternative moderne du luxe ». La mascotte de la maison, Rexy le dinosaure de Coach, est également apparu pendant le spectacle, sur des pièces d'une collection capsule exclusive pour les fêtes, qui sera disponible à partir du 9 décembre chez Coach House sur la Cinquième Avenue et sur Coach.com. Victor Luis, président-directeur général de Coach, Inc. a déclaré : « Nous sommes ravis de célébrer le patrimoine et l'histoire de Coach, qui parle d'un artisanat innovant dans la ville où nous sommes nés. Cette année a été remplie d'incroyables moments marquants et nous avons hâte d'apporter l'inattendu à nos clients du monde entier dans les 75 ans à venir. » Coach a été fondée dans un petit loft de Manhattan par six artisans dans un but tout simple : créer de beaux articles pratiques dans des formes modernes et avec les meilleurs cuirs. 75 ans plus tard, l'entreprise célèbre son patrimoine comme enseigne américaine du cuir, avec la griffe fraîche et moderne de son directeur artistique exécutif, Stuart Vevers. Coach House : de nouveaux concepts, un emplacement de luxe :  Coach House est située au numéro 685 de la Cinquième Avenue à New York, considérée comme l'un des quartiers les plus prestigieux au monde pour les achats. Désormais adjacent à des quartiers de luxe européens et des sites emblématiques de New York, l'emplacement signifie un virage important dans l'esprit mondial de la marque. Un intérieur caractérisé par une « New York attitude » :   L'espace de vente, d'une superficie de 20 000 pieds carrés (1 850 mètres carrés), de Coach House a été conçu par le directeur artistique exécutif Stuart Vevers en partenariat avec William Sofield, concepteur et président du Studio Sofield. L'intérieur du magasin affiche une « New York attitude » différente et l'expression la plus évoluée du design et du positionnement de Coach, ainsi qu'une série de produits et de services qui reflètent la philosophie du luxe moderne de Coach. Coach, Inc. est une grande enseigne de conception de New York spécialisée dans les accessoires modernes de luxe et les marques porteuses d'un style de vie. La marque Coach a été fondée à New York en 1941, et a un riche patrimoine dans l'assemblage de cuirs et de matières exceptionnels avec un design innovant. Coach est vendue dans le monde entier dans les magasins Coach, dans des grands magasins triés sur le volet et des magasins spécialisés, et sur le site web de Coach à l'adresse www.coach.com. En 2015, Coach a acquis Stuart Weitzman, un leader mondial des chaussures stylisées, vendues dans plus de 70 pays et à travers son site web www.stuartweitzman.com. Les actions ordinaires de Coach, Inc. sont négociées à la Bourse de New York sous le symbole COH et les cotations de Coach à Hong Kong sont négociées sur la Bourse de Hong Kong Limited sous le symbole 6388.


NEW YORK, 10 dicembre, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ieri sera, Coach, la casa del cuoio originale americana, ha segnato il culmine del suo 75o anniversario presso il Pier (molo) 94 della città di New York con una sfilata di moda uomo/donna e una festa con brani musicali dei DJ ospitanti Lolawolf e Mark Ronson. La serata ha rappresentato una celebrazione della reinvenzione riuscita di Coach per una nuova generazione di clienti di lusso, in un anno che ha visto molti successi importanti, tra cui l'apertura dei suoi primi flagship store "Coach House" sulla Fifth Avenue (Quinta Strada) a New York e Regent Street a Londra, così come il trasloco della sua sede principale ad un indirizzo che rappresenta il punto di riferimento più recente della città: 10 Hudson Yards. Le sfilate pre-autunno Donna e autunno Uomo del 2017 si sono svolte dinnanzi a un "tutto esaurito" di avventori e ospiti come gli attori Drew Barrymore, Dree Hemingway, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Emma Roberts, Michael B Jordan, Hopper Penn, Laura Harrier, Hari Nef, Olivia Culpo, Rowan Blanchard, il modello Jordan Barrett, i musicisti Diplo, Mark Ronson, Dua Lipa e Soko, lo stilista Brad Goreski, l'artista Arden Wahl e gli stilisti di moda Pamela Love e Peter Copping. Sulla passerella, il direttore creativo esecutivo Stuart Vevers ha presentato una visione dell'ottimismo americano e l'atteggiamento "cool" (disinvolto) della West Coast in combinazione con l'individualismo di New York City: grafica retrò nostalgica (programma spaziale, navicelle spaziali e pianeti) abbinata a shearling, pelle e dettagli varsity. Un'esplorazione della tensione tra durezza e femminilità delicata insieme al fascino giocoso e innocente dei vestiti di patchwork della prateria, delicati bottoni floreali, fiocchi trompe l'oeil e scarpe in proporzioni audaci con dettagli a forma di gazza. Ha fatto il suo debutto la nuova borsa della stagione: una hobo in pelle conciata chiamata The Bandit. I modelli tra cui Gabriel Day-Lewis, Dilone, Winnie Harlow, Binx Walton e Lexi Boling hanno passeggiato lungo un set ispirato a un parcheggio di motel, completo di auto d'epoca e neve; il Young People's Chorus (coro popolare di giovani) di New York City ha eseguito un arrangiamento speciale di "Empire State of Mind", il moderno inno del luogo di nascita di Coach. Vevers ha commentato che "New York City, la casa spirituale di Coach, è un crogiolo culturale che abbraccia l'individualità e celebra la comunità. Accoglie gli estranei, come me, in maniera al contempo onesta e non-artificiosa. Oggi, questi valori sono più importanti che mai, oltre ad essere rilevanti per il nostro obiettivo di fare di Coach l'autentica, moderna alternativa di lusso". Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer di Coach, Inc., ha detto, "Siamo entusiasti di celebrare il patrimonio e la storia dell'artigianato innovativo di Coach nella città in cui siamo nati.  Quest'anno è stato colmo di riflessi incredibili e non vediamo l'ora di affrontare i prossimi 75 anni nel portare l'inatteso ai nostri clienti in tutto il mondo". Coach è stata fondata in un piccolo soppalco di Manhattan da sei artigiani con un obiettivo semplice: creare articoli bellissimi e funzionali in forme moderne e con i migliori pellami. 75 anni dopo, celebra la sua eredità come casa della pelle originale dell'America con le moderne reinterpretazioni del direttore creativo esecutivo, Stuart Vevers. lo spazio di vendita di 1.860 metri quadrati di Coach House è stato progettato dal direttore creativo esecutivo Stuart Vevers, in collaborazione con William Sofield, designer e presidente di Studio Sofield. Gli interni del negozio mettono in risalto un atteggiamento caratteristico della città di New York City insieme all'espressione più evoluta del design e del posizionamento di Coach, nonché una serie di prodotti e servizi che rispecchiano la moderna filosofia di lusso di Coach. Coach, Inc. è una preminente casa di design di New York per moderni accessori di lusso e marchi "stile di vita". Il marchio Coach è stato fondato a New York nel 1941 e vanta una ricca eredità nell'abbinamento di pelli e materiali eccezionali con un design innovativo. I prodotti Coach sono venduti in tutto il mondo attraverso i negozi Coach, grandi magazzini e negozi specializzati selezionati e attraverso il sito Web di Coach all'indirizzo www.coach.com. Nel 2015, Coach ha acquisito Stuart Weitzman, leader mondiale nella produzione di calzature di tendenza, vendute in più di 70 paesi e tramite il suo sito Web all'indirizzo www.stuartweitzman.com. Le azioni ordinarie di Coach Inc. sono quotate al New York Stock Exchange sotto il simbolo COH e i certificati di deposito di Hong Kong sono quotati alla Borsa di Hong Kong sotto il simbolo 6388


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Drug Discovery Today | Year: 2014

Structure-based drug design strategies based on X-ray crystallographic data of ligands bound to biological targets or computationally derived pharmacophore models have been introduced over the past 25 years or so. These have now matured and are deeply embedded in the drug discovery process in most pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies where they continue to play a major part in the discovery of new medicines and drug candidates. Newly developed NMR methods can now provide a full description of the conformations in which ligands exist in free solution, crucially allowing those that are dominant to be identified. Integrating experimentally determined conformational information on active and inactive molecules in drug discovery programmes, alongside the existing techniques, should have a major impact on the success of drug discovery. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.


NEW YORK, 9. Dezember 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Am gestrigen Abend feierte Coach – Amerikas originales Lederhaus – den Höhepunkt seines 75. Jubiläums in New York Citys Pier 94 mit einer Modenschau für beide Geschlechter sowie einer Party mit Musikeinlagen der Gast-DJs Lolawolf und Mark Ron...


NEW YORK, 10 dicembre, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ieri sera, Coach, la casa del cuoio originale americana, ha segnato il culmine del suo 75o anniversario presso il Pier (molo) 94 della città di New York con una sfilata di moda uomo/donna e una festa con brani musicali dei DJ ospitanti Lolawolf...

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