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Trend Alert: The Deconstructed Trench Coat

Don't freak out at the sound of "deconstructed", because we assure you that these are far from torn and tattered.
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It’s undeniable that trench coats are a staple in everybody’s closet and the one thing you grab when you’re off to a country in fall. Timeless, practical and literally the sort of coat you can take anywhere, it is nearly impossible to go wrong with it. The thing about classics, though, is that we’re always trying to find ways to reinvent it, to turn it on its head. We take it apart, we supersize certain elements, we forgo others. Welcome to the season of the deconstructed trench coat. (Well, technically it’s the next season, but the way we said it was just more dramatic, so deal with it.)

What exactly do we mean by deconstructed? Think Frankenstein, but far, far less gruesome. We saw plenty of unconventional trench coats – some even reversible – at Burberry, but deconstructed ones of Milan and Paris go a bit further. At Loewe, hems were shredded and left raw. At Alexander McQueen, collars, buckles and flaps were multiplied. At Maison Margiela, the entire neckline and shoulder is snipped off, converting the trench coat into a dress.

 

Regardless, if you’re one to go against the grain and opt for revolutionary avant garde pieces or a traditionalist who’s more than comfortable staying on the classic side, the trench coat is exactly the coat for everyone. From shredded coats to simple add-ons, we’re at the edge of our seats waiting for spring to come around. While we await for the deconstructed coats to hit the stores, cop the look with these unconventional trenches that we’ve rounded up below. Can you say fall ready?

     

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