The Heritage Trench Coat refined into three modern fits: The Chelsea, The Kensington and The Westminster, and five refreshed colours, evolving the classic. Inspired by the archive and updated for the future, the enduring piece anyone can make their own.
‘My signature is proportion and texture with an undertone of washed-up glamour. I like a bonkers character, a slight madness. Oversized, a little trampy and spooky. I was working towards a silhouette that showed the trench off but was also something more – something strange but beautiful and timeless.’
‘I perceive fashion as a way to communicate what is on your mind in a way that makes you feel empowered. That’s what I make sure I represent in the way I style – that sense of freedom, happiness and confidence.’
‘I imagined how I would have styled my friends in trench coats if we had invaded a Burberry store. I love working with classic pieces because they can mean a lot of different things. Whether you button your trench all the way or tie it loosely with a belt, it will convey a very different impression of who you are. You can make it your own. The devil is in the detail.’
‘Like literature, fashion is about building stories – creating characters and how they can relate to the reality we live in. I’m interested in character, subtlety, elegance, sensuality and a sense of humour.’
‘I’m inspired by people – a mood, their character. I’m from the suburbs so I often like to celebrate normality and the oddness you can find within that. I wanted to be able to create looks that subtly questioned perceptions of gender whilst remaining simple and sophisticated.’
‘The trench coat has so much history. It holds both cinematic and military connotations, which I’m really into. For me it’s versatility is in its ability to remain classically stylish no matter how it’s worn.’