>> It could be the fact that I’ve spent more time at home, camped out on the sofa with Nico permanently attached to my chest and a roster of distractions on Apple TV.  I’ve somehow found myself reliving the decade of the Space Race by rewatching Mad Men (I like to shuffle play the episodes in non chronological order just to prove to myself that the writing of that show reigns supreme), binging on the documentary series The Kennedy Files, along with its declarations of “We choose to go to the Moon” and also catching the brilliant film Hidden Figures, about the role of African-American mathematicians at NASA, when I was flying to Los Angeles.  It’s not so much the intricate science of space but more the idea of getting there and unravelling the mystery of the skies beyond that makes that 1960s journey of reaching this new frontier so compelling.     Type “space collage” into Google Image and you’ll find a whole raft of Photoshopped imaginations of space that are also tinged with the era Kennedy vs. Khrushchev with a litany of dreamscapes, depicting galaxies colliding with retro pool scenes and cadillacs.  Irish artist Steven Quinn is a primary instigator of these weird but wonderful images that draw your eye into a world where outer space feels that bit more tangible.

It’s no wonder then that Americana dreamer Stuart Vevers chose to blast off into space for Coach, with a comprehensive collection of jackets, sweatshirts, tees, bags and trinkets that have been embellished with space age nostalgia.  Coach’s stable of shearling, varsity and leather jackets and Dinky and Saddle bags have been patched up with space motifs that might have lured the wide-eyed wannabe astronauts, watching the Moon landing in 1969.  “There’s something about the time of the Space Program that just gives this feeling of possibility,” says Vevers about the collection.  “The space references, rockets and planets are symbolic of a moment of ultimate American optimism and togetherness.”  Two things that seem woefully lacking right now, which is probably why the gung-ho patriotism and enthusiasm of those space missions feel somewhat comforting to watch.  And even more of a trip to wear.

 Coach Space sweatshirt and Gotham Tote worn with ShuShu Tong poloneck and Serena Bute tracksuit bottoms 

Coach Space varsity jacket and bad worn with Miu Miu skirt

Coach Space trucker jacket worn with ASOS shirt, SomewherexNowhere dress and Christopher Kane sunglasses

Coach Space sweatshirt and purse worn with Blue Roses by Ed Meadham sleeves and Jonathan Saunders slip 

Coach Space shearling jacket and Dylan bag worn with Balenciaga vest and MYOB trousers

All collages by Steven Quinn

Comments (11)

  1. Magda says:

    Great post, I would love to go into space!

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  2. Linda B says:

    Thumbs up for the nostalgia for the optimism and togetherness of the space race! Having been a young child in the sixties in California, I can vaguely remember this myself. . . My father was a young aerospace engineer who was involved with designing the feet of Surveyor, the spacecraft that made the first soft landing on the moon. Only recently did I hear stories that I was too young to understand at the time–how Dad would sometimes stay at work all night, working with feverish excitement, then bring a few colleagues home with him for a quick breakfast made by my mother, then dash back to continue their design work. These truly were times of excitement and possibility!

    p.s. It is lovely to have you popping into the inbox more and more!

  3. Kay Nguyen says:

    Love the coach space jacket so much! This post is “out of this world” (laughing at my own joke) <3

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  4. Jandrew says:

    Well darling for me space is something you rent in a warehouse to store boxes of old but still fabulous shoes. Madmen made into a near alcoholic with the constant barrage of martinis . The Space race was an epic adventure in misogyny and here we are living on ever more dangerous planet .
    Jandrew
    Dress The Part
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  5. Lynna says:

    Love your posts<3
    It looks so fashionable! xx
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  6. love how these photos turn out
    the bag looks unique
    xoxo
    style frontier

  7. Marioness says:

    In love with your photos! They are so original!
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  8. Jana says:

    So original photos!

  9. Jessi says:

    Love this post!!! All those pictures are amazing!!!

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