By Sam Walker. Photos: Courtesy of respective vendor.
First worn in the early 1900’s by British and French soldiers during the World War I, the classic trench coat has spanned an impressive history since its development by Burberry. With a comeback hinged on a clever collaboration between the iconic fabrics at Mackintosh and the deconstructed silhouettes at Vetements, the trench has once again become the most covetable wardrobe staple. From Simone Rocha’s feminine approach with puffed and knotted sleeves to the new drop shoulder silhouette at the founding house of Burberry, spring’s strongest silhouettes advance the classic gabardine with some surprising details. At Paris Fashion Week, the coat seemed to top almost every look on the streets, and with a new cut-out version seen on Maison Margiela’s Fall 2017 runway, we are once again convinced the iconic style is here to stay. Click through for the best versions to invest in now.
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