Stuart Vevers tends to explore America from all angles in his work and the 2019 Spring-Summer show for Coach 1941 is right on track. Last year’s version of the American dream took us on a tour of New York at its gothic-romantic best, but this season Vevers goes west, in search of cool cow-girls. The collection is inspired by the city of Santa Fe, Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch, the Turquoise Trail but above all, El Matador, a dive bar where the young locals go to have fun. On the runway, this translated as long, flowery dresses and skirts with embroidery detail in the purest prairie tradition. But despite the lace, frills and lamé inserts, we shouldn’t be fooled into thinking this was an overly girly collection. The over-the-top femininity of the Coach girl belies her adventurous, non-conformist nature that doesn’t respect conventions or codes. The latest disruptive addition to the label is a new range of Disney characters in the ready-to-wear line, as the brand continues its highly successful partnership with the mouse. Pieces for the daring.