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Trend Alert: Trench up the heat

by Anjori Grover Vasesi

25-September-2018  |  2 mins read

A timeless wardrobe piece that returned as a striking statement this season is the trench coat. This outwear piece has always been a womenswear staple… but rewriting its story for the menswear department for the Spring Summer 2019 season, the iconic piece posed as a standalone attraction. This season, the indispensable trench took a step back by exploring innumerable varieties of the standard look with variations in the length, print, material, and style of the classic piece.

Alexander McQueen’s collection presented the trench coat in diverse ultra-modern designs, paying tribute to the growing work wear and athleisure culture. McQueen incorporated the use of materials such as PVC, satin, viscose and polyester in mainly black, grey,

beige, electric blue, and pink colourways to achieve this feat. A cropped trench with sliced sleeves styled onto a full-length pant suit, a full-length dual fabric and coloured trench were some of the stand out pieces introduced by the brand.

The collar play was a hard-to-miss detail, from long lapels to basic shirt collars paired with patches drooping from the shoulder, we were introduced to a plethora of options.

Berthold and AMI kept it classic, confirming the trench’s perennial appeal, while Neil Barrett broadened his design spectrum with an abstract oversized leaf print.

Y/project’s version was a noticeable excess fabric effect, combined with dual fabrics and the cling warp effect coat whilst Saint Laurent’s convincing use of a red neckerchief along with a knee length beige trench served as a perfect example of how a subtle addition can completely revamp a look.