Fashion blog The Selvy leads us in a journey through the archives of American brand Coach led by the Archivist, Jed. Should you visit the Coach building in Lower Manhattan do not miss the opportunity to seethis true museum. Put on your white gloves in order not to damage the items on display, start the visit led by Jed and check the numerous iconic bags.
The brand regularly digs in this huge archive to look for inspiration or to relaunch iconic models which have made this brand a must-have, not only in the USA but in the whole world as this brand has pursued a relentless expansion plan and its items can now be found in major cities throughout the world. Should you be or visit Lisbon, check the nicely decorated brand’s corner at the department store El Corte Inglés.
November 2011 marked the 30th anniversary of “Movement” the first album by New Order, the band that was born after the death of Ian Curtis and the split of Joy Division. Here we can still spot the influences of Joy Division. Listening to this track “Denial” one can sense undeniably melodies that bring us back to Joy Division’s “Atmosphere”, like a dance version of that track.
With this record, New Order steered in a new direction and became a more dance oriented which would become more apparent after the release of “Blue Monday”, the record Daft Punk would have loved to make. And this transition into a dance band has never been peaceful among the fans. Some claim they should have stick to this sound and it was closer to the essence, the inheritance of Joy Division. Others claim they were right to part ways.
Anyway, “Movement” will remain as the best record by New Order for us. A record that brings us back to Joy Division but which does not fail to point to new directions.