The forever piece: the trench coat

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As summer dwindles and designer release their myriad of weird and wonderful coats, we’re bringing it back to the classic, that has never, and will never let us, or our wardrobes down - the trench coat.

With a season of heritage revivals, seen everywhere from Prada to Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, your new coat should be one that walks the line between old and new. They key this season is to take that old world elegance and bring it up to date with modern cuts and clever styling.

As much as we still swoon over the classic Burberry option (pictured), Balenciaga are offering an asymmetric version in cotton-garbadine, whilst Stella McCartney’s version features a longer shape in a classic check. For something on the more modern end of the spectrum, try Tibi's minimal oversized option, Proenza Schouler's luxe tobacco shade or Loewe’s fringed cashmere.

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WomenswearZak Walton