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Designer to Watch: Stuart Vevers

Everything you need to know about the upcoming executive creative director at Coach

Who: Stuart Vevers

What: After serving as creative director of the Spanish fashion house Loewe, Vevers is relocating, with the same title, over to Coach. The English-born designer previously worked for Calvin Klein, Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton as well as Mulberry, where he also held the position of creative director from 2005 to 2007. In 2006, he was awarded Accessory Designer of the Year by the British Fashion Council. And though he’s got some tough shoes to fill after Reed Krakoff, signs from his well-rounded résumé point to a successful tenure with the ever-growing Coach brand.

When: Reed Krakoff, whose held his position as president and executive creative director with Coach for a whopping 18 years, will officially pass the torch to Vevers in June of 2014.

What he’ll bring to the brand: Rumor has it that Vevers’ aim is to help Coach elevate their offerings with fresher aesthetics and bigger price tags. From his work at Mulberry helping to create the now-famous ‘Gisele’ bag to his luxurious leather work at Loewe, Vevers’ touch will undoubtedly bring a sleek, smart and sophisticated make-over to the iconic American label.