75 years of Coach culminating in Coach 1941 pre-fall 2017

1941: founded as a family run leather workshop in 34th Street in Manhattan.

2016: 70 retail stores or a fifth of shops in North America closed. 300 jobs were lost.

2017 pre-fall collection of Coach 1941 is the ready to wear department of the brand.


Finnish fashion designer
Pre-Fall collection 2017 designer Jenni Väänänen (see the collection)
Muse: Annemarie Schwarzenbach traveller and writer from 1930. (Short biography)

Keywords: Androgynous glamour

Ulla Johnson pre-fall 2017

  • Background in psychology and women's studies.
  • Produces clothes from Peru and India.
  • Relies on organic growth of business instead of expanding too quickly.

Fashionista article on how she's making it.
See Ulla johnson wears denim dress as New Look, à la Christian Dior’s 1947 fit-and-flare.

Auckland Art Gallery

Entrance to Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery Entrance

Exhibitions of Note

Dark Matter

by photographer Ann Shelton (Official Website)
Articles in Noted and Heart of the City. I liked especially the sets jane says, in a forest, a library to scale, once more from the street (depicting Lake Alice hospital).

The Discerning Eye

Collection containing works by Stefano Della Bella and Jacques Callot
My favourite by Della Bella was le Pont Neuf, a Paris seen here.

Mackelvie Gallery

Portrait of a Lady (1637)

Silk brocades, velvet, satins and lace. The oil painting is by Dirck Santvoort, a Dutch Baroque/golden age painter. (website)

Portrait of Lady with Dog (1590s)

Gown, jewelry and lace by Lavinia Fontana from Italy (website)

Miss Windham (1828)

The subject was Mary Christina Windham wearing a coat dress, portrait by William Beechey. (website)

Le dame au masque/Lady in Mask (1624)

Noble woman in mask wearing elaborate gown by Jacques Callot. (website)


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