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The Evolution of

THE BURBERRY TRENCH

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A design that spans decades and an unmistakable icon of British style. Explore the evolution of the trench coat through the Burberry archive – from wartime protection to reimagined runway silhouettes.

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1910s

1960s

The epitome of a classic yet contemporary design, it was during the 1960s that the trench coat’s most iconic features, the D-ring, storm flap and epaulettes, were propelled beyond function to become statements of fashion.
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1968 - 1969

1980s

An international icon of style, British to its core. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin, Lord Lichfield, photographed trench coat campaigns during the 1970s.
Throughout the late 20th century, designs were updated, refined and refreshed. Shoulder lines were exaggerated, waists dramatically cinched, and fabrics evolved beyond gabardine.

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1970s

Women’s Trench Coats

Women’s trench coats

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