On the runway

From left: Hermes, Balenciaga, Celine

Hot on the S/S ’17 runway: Trench coats with boxy shoulders, cut-outs and a slouchy silhouette. Hermes’ dusky pink version lent a feminine touch, while Balenciaga’s ’80s inspired take gave off androgynous vibes. Celine’s checkered trench, meanwhile, subverted the coat’s conventional purpose (i.e. to keep oneself warm) by adding cut-out panels on each side.

All Marc Jacobs

But it was at Marc Jacobs that the trench truly got a fashion-forward update, thanks to the designer’s use of materials such as velvet, as well as metallic lame finishes and a folksy patchwork print.


On the street

Evangeline Smyrniotaki
Carine Roitfield

Also spotted on street style stars like Evangeline Smyrniotaki and former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris Carine Roitfeld: Trench coats that came with interesting details. The former wore one that had a chic bow around the collar, while the latter went full-leather with a cropped design.


Other fashion show-goers also experimented with different colours, textures and cuts.


On the shelves

Fashion brands, too, have churned out intriguing updates to the classic trench. Shop our picks below:

From left: Cos, Tsumori Chisato

These slouchy options are great for a casual weekend, and come with oversized pockets and wide lapels for a more utilitarian appeal.

From left: Burberry, Bimba Y Lola

The Burberry number has a slight flare and has an attached hoodie, while Bimba Y Lola’s figure-flattering piece doubles up as a lounge-worthy robe.

From left: Burberry, Diesel

Another Burberry piece comes with oversized lapels, while Diesel has introduced exaggerated shoulders for its version.


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