New York City never fails to deliver fresh crops of influential and unexpected talent into the ever-shifting fashion world. Trust, we know a thing or two about this. Each season offers inspiring and surprising turns, whether it's a new groundbreaking collection, a fresh-faced model bringing a line to life, or a behind-the-scenes visionary perfectly orchestrating every look.
Case in point: The spring/summer '14 collection from the ultimate purveyors of urban luxe and modern staples, Coach. Sure, the brand will always rule the handbags and accessories department, but its clothing — we're talking a spring-ready mix of buttery-leather T-shirts, softer-than-soft cashmere sweaters, slouchy trousers, and more — adds a whole other layer to its easy, high-end moxie. Dying to get a glimpse of these game-changing pieces in action, we tagged along on a Brooklyn shoot with three of our favorite emerging faces in fashion (the trifecta includes model Taylor Warren, stylist and writer Jen Steele, and photog and blogger Nadia Sarwar), who took their favorites from the latest Coach collection for a test drive.