Ever since its introduction in the early years of the 20th century, the trench coat has never stopped adorning the style of its wearer. Let us focus on this season’s unshakeable trench coats.
SPECIAL TRENCH COATS: THE MUST-HAVE BASIC STAPLE TO OWN IN OUR CLOSET
The first ever trench coat was designed by Charles Macintosh, a chemist, and inventor, in 1820. Until World War I, the trench coat used to be the uniform of militaries and a social class marker. Then Thomas Burberry reinvented it and made it one of the most fashionable and timeless must-haves. In the 20th century, the trench coat was considered the raincoat of the seductive and assertive woman, comfortable with her masculine side.
In 2022, the trench coat embodies the absolute basic staple, and big houses are still lingering in making this piece timeless.
For this cold season, Chanel designed a black trench coat cut in the legendary quilted material. The trench conveys the pure elegance of the house with a shiny and ultra-desirable finish.
As the most prestigious of Parisian houses, Hermès offers a Gobi green colored trench coat stamped with the mosaic pattern. A trench coat that dresses the Hermès woman of this intrepid allure, in this spirit yet so refined.
Saint Laurent, the house that established the spirit and style of la Rive Gauche as the epitome of elegance, deploys all its know-how in a latex trench coat that is as sensual as it is chic. A trench coat that echoes the plurality of the YSL woman.
Dior works the emblematic gabardine of the trench coat around a very Dioresque piece. A trench coat cut in the now legendary toile de Jouy… A pattern and a fabric which were chosen by Monsieur Dior himself to dress the atmosphere of what were then the first salons of his fashion house at 30 Avenue Montaigne.
When Louis Vuitton offers its interpretation of such a piece of fashion history, it is undoubtedly highlighted by its iconic codes that the trench coat appears. Named the 1854 pattern, this trench coat touches on the timeless with the signatures that have made the reputation and glory of Louis Vuitton. The house thus notes: “Raglan sleeves lend a casual style to its chic silhouette, while a continuous Since 1854 pattern dresses the piece in an understated color palette. Warm-toned leather inserts add a contemporary touch to the overall.”
Still, at the heart of the house’s collection, the Celine trenchcoat knows how to catch eyes. Just like Burberry’s, it is made out of gabardine and bears the Parisian-inspired checker pattern.
How to inject a dose of playfulness into what is the ultimate piece of sensuality – both feminine and masculine? You can count on Demna Gvasalia. This is the Balenciaga trench coat of the season, designed in terry cotton. Also known as the ironic piece of the season, imagined as a bathing suit…
As a universal staple, the trench coat is also re-interpreted by Italian houses, such as Prada. Once again made out of the original gabardine fabric, it also features Nylon, the house’s favorite material, which makes it one of the most elegant trenches of the season.
Now, we are talking about an exclusive piece from the Fendace collection. It is a meeting between the double F signature from Fendi and the greatness of Southern Italy from Versace.
Finally, we saved the best for the end, and we close this selection with the famous Burberry trenchcoat. As said earlier, the original trench was designed by Thomas Burberry and was destined for soldiers during World War I. Nowadays, it is a timeless and iconic staple, extremely sought-after and stylish. An absolute iconic piece to re-discover in its own version, called Waterloo.