Veronika meets up with Coach and shows off her favorites from their new Pre Fall Collection in Rügen
Since I’ve lived in Berlin, dreaming of a spontaneous day at the beach is no longer so unrealistic. According to GPS, the drive time to the Baltic Sea is three hours. And during this momentary (riddled with thunderstorm after thunderstorm) tropical heat in the city, the thought of a cool sea breeze coupled with a few warming rays is a downright fantastic idea. Immediately I think of the supermodels of the 90s, stripping off their cool black leather jackets and down to a swimsuit or even just a sweater, dancing in front of Herb Ritts’ lens down an endless stretch of beach. At least, that’s what they do on my inner mood board.
A few more ideas came to me immediately as I was selecting my favorite pieces from Coach’s Pre Fall Collection, photographically implemented by our talented New York and Berlin-based photographer Jessica Barthel. Couldn’t that glittering polo shirt play a supporting roll in a modern version of Franc Roddam’s Quadrophenia? Mods and Rockers in the 60s who headed down to big youth events in Brighton and fought it out. This classic film is a portrait of a generation in which you don’t just get to see Sting from the The Police’s screen debut, but also in which a terrific soundtrack by the Who plays a leading roll.
More than a striking contrast to the rivet-studded leather mini (my soft base for the rocky beach), this perfectly fitted shearling jacket is definitely a key piece of mine for the fall.
I found the explained connection between biker wear and hip hop in the documentary film Fresh Dressed exciting. Easy Rider or not, Coach’s version with colored shearling patches looks the coolest on bare arms.
The Rogue Bag has the potential to make everyone happy. A lot fits into it, from your bathing suit to your iPad. Of course, I especially like the Euro-yellow suede lining.
This cozy 60s short coat is warming for a drive on a scooter (or in my case, a motorcycle) and could almost be used like a chic bathrobe after a night of partying on the beach.
The enormous chalk cliffs in Quadrophenia form a monumental contrast to the excess of youth and their problems – of course including those with their parents. Even Caspar David Friedrich (one of my favorite painters) was really taken by this kind of rocky coast. No one is wearing a sweater with a dinosaur print in his 1818 painting Chalk Cliffs on Rügen, but the color red stands out majestically.
All outfits by Coach via MYTHERESA.COM
Photos: JESSICA BARTHEL
Hair & Make-up: Ischrak Nitschke c/o Blossom
TRANSLATION: MELISSA FROSt
—IN COOPERATION WITH Coach
Born and raised in Munich/Germany, Veronika’s professional career has developed from being a model to a fashion editor, to online luxury retailing and most recently style editor of Harpers Bazaar Germany. She currently lives in Berlin where in the beginning of 2015 she started a company with Julia Knolle, the ex-editor at large of Vogue Digital.
Oh, and she loves pugs!