Breaking news here, folks. Reed Krakoff is leaving Coach. Well, more to the point he’s not renewing his contract as President and executive creative director of the brand after over sixteen years at the helm. As of June 2014, Krakoff will move to focus on the future of his namesake brand.
So what does this mean for Coach? No successor has yet to be named, but WWD tells us that the hunt is on. I’d just like to throw my own name in the hat. Couldn’t you see it… Fashion Foie Gras for Coach? Oh wait, that’s already been done, hasn’t it? Oh the memories.
On a very serious note, Reed Krakoff has transformed Coach into one of the most coveted brands in the USA, and the world, today. It is with great sadness that we report this news of him leaving the brand. With that being said, we’re sure Coach have something fabulous up their sleeve for the future. Watch this space.