Hear that? It’s the sound of the hype machine shifting into third gear. Already there’s been a lot of buzz around the forthcoming eponymous new line by Coach designer and well-regarded gentleman Reed Krakoff. Initially, speculation had it that the president and creative director — who has not only been able to transform the 68-year-old New York–based company into an international juggernaut, but managed to keep it in the black when even mainstay brands have been suffering — was cobbling together a luxury-products offshoot (bags? Body spray?) for a 2010 debut. Well, today we have word through the Daily that Reed Krakoff’s accessories line will indeed debut this coming Fashion Week! The Daily goes on to speculate that the curtain goes up on a runway either Monday, February 15 or Tuesday, February 16 — placing Krakoff in the company of New York titans like Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan, and Tommy Hilfiger. Looks like the Coach boss is looking to make a name for himself from day one. Should be a very hot ticket.
Reed Krakoff to Show at Fashion Week [Fashion Week Daily]