The Burberry trench coat
Founded over 150 years ago, Burberry is woven into the fabric of British fashion. The iconic classic Burberry trench coat is world-renowned and a investment for men and women, it has been worn by everyone, from Audrey Hepburn to Kate Moss. While the trench coat remains a pillar of the house, the brand is continually expanding and updating its collections with forward-thinking ready-to-wear and accessories. Newly appointed chief creative officer, Riccardo Tisci, is set to carry the torch when it comes to Burberry’s new collections and he is creating new initiatives such as the 'Burberry B Series'. He has also transformed the labels London flagship on Regent Street with a huge three-story scaffolding art installation. The Burberry trench coat is a good investment because it retains its value and increases in price every year.
A 1973 Burberry ad featuring models in the iconic trench coat:
What is the Burberry trench coat made of?
The heart of the coat is the tightly woven fabric. Invented in 1879, gabardine revolutionized rainwear. Fabrics had previously been waxed or rubber treated to be water resistant, leaving clothes feeling heavy, stiff and uncomfortable for long periods of time. But, gabardine was made from yarn woven in a compact twill construction with over 100 interlaced threads per centimeter. The microscopic open spaces in the weave provided ventilation, while the compact structure prevented water from soaking the fabric. For extra protection, the fabric has been tripled, creating a lightweight, highly weather-resistant and breathable fabric. The Burberry trench coat is available in many designs. Long, short, flexible fabric or a bit stiff, printed with text or provided with extra flaps. You name it!
The revolution of the Burberry trench coat
In 2001, Christopher Bailey became the Burberry creative director. In previous years, the British brand has partly lost its sense of luxury due to knock-offs and copy cats. With Bailey’s new vision, he brought the brand into the 21st century while respecting the brand’s heritage. Sleek silhouettes and luxurious fabrics such as leather and lace made the brand cool again. And with the introduction of the Prorsum line, the brand brought a fashion forward look to the company. Now, the Burberry trench coat can be seen regularly at Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse and Kate Moss, among others. In 2016, the British fashion brand once again led the way in fashion with the introduction of the 'see now, buy now model'.
Kate Moss wears trench coat in Burberry 1999 fall-winter campaign.
Photo: Mario Testino
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Ready to find your own Burberry trench coat?
The Burberry Trench coat returns every year. If you're looking for the iconic Burberry trench coat to expand your wardrobe, you've come to the right place. Etoile Luxury Vintage says YES to the Burberry trench coat over and over again. With an average selling price of 1800 euros, we promise you the vintage Burberry trench coats in our store are totally worth it! Check out our Burberry trench coat collection to find your next booming designer piece.
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