MOD­ERN ICON

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Say coat’ ‘trench and Burberry im­me­di­ately comes to mind. An icon in it­self, it was cre­ated and patented in 1912 by Thomas Burberry. Then known as the Burberry Tie­locken, it continues to evolve, up­dated in new fabrics, colours, and sil­hou­ettes. De­signed to pro­tect mil­i­tary per­son­nel from the el­e­ments, its mil­i­tary de­tails each serve a dis­tinct pur­pose. Epaulettes dis­played the of­fi­cer’s rank, a gun flap at the chest gave added pro­tec­tion, while the storm shield that cov­ers the up­per back was to en­sure wa­ter ran deftly off the coat. Made in Castle­ford, Eng­land, by ex­perts, a sin­gle trench goes through 100 pro­cesses to com­plete. It takes a year to learn to stitch the col­lar alone, us­ing a method that’s part of Burberry’s de­sign her­itage. This sea­son’s styles come in three fits (slim, mod­ern, and clas­sic) and three colours (honey, stone, and black). Look out for new ac­ces­sories such as over­col­lars in sheared mink, cuff straps, and epaulettes in ex­otic skins.

The Kens­ing­ton trench coat, Burberry

The West­min­ster trench coat, Burberry

The San­dring­ham trench coat, Burberry

The West­min­ster trench coat, Burberry

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