Pandora loves this… because khaki is old news, it's time to introduce a shock of colour to the faithful trench coat. In stunning emerald green and with subtly structured shoulders, this Vanessa Bruno coat shrugs off all military connotations and instead wraps us in perfectly tailored chic. Translating her signature clean cut and fresh vision, this Paris-based designer has buttoned up the transitional coat that's usually so tricky in these inconsistent weather months.
Traditionally designed as army apparel, the trench coat is contested territory in fashion as both Aquascutum and Burberry claim its origins. Like many that have been conceived of since the trench coat graduated from military to fashion wear, Bruno's trench bucks a few traditional features. For example: there are no shoulder straps (for we have no use for epaulettes), there is no D-ring through which the belt threads (because we have little need for hand grenades) and silk has no place on the battlefield. Still, not enough features have been lost to forfeit the inherent style that has carried this coat through the years and seasons. The trench coat was so named by those on the front line and what is more ferocious than the front line of fashion? Vanessa Bruno certainly knows that much, and she has prepared us well for battle.