Trend Report: Trench Coats

Posted on November 21, 2017 by Molly Hannelly

Trench coats were the most popular outerwear this season, with a variety of these pieces making their way down the runway for the upcoming Spring 2018 season. From colorful coats to patterns, designers were getting daring with these typically utilitarian pieces. Let's take a look at the top trench coats from Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear.

Colorful

These trench coats are perfect for fighting the rainy day blues. Andrew Gn's bright blue stands out in a crowd, while Erika Cavallini and Gucci went with more subdued tones. La Perla's bright red coat is perfect for turning heads, and Marta Jakubowski's purple trench coat shows off a softer shade of purple.

Andrew Gn | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Andrew Gn | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Erika Cavallini | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Erika Cavallini | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

La Perla | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

La Perla | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Marta Jakubowski | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Marta Jakubowski | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Stand out in these fabrics:

Antique Purple Brushed Cotton Twill

Antique Purple Brushed Cotton Twill

Oscar de la Renta Lime Green Stretch Cotton Twill

Oscar de la Renta Lime Green Stretch Cotton Twill

Deconstructed

Deconstructed trench coats were all over the runway this season. A.W.A.K.E. and 3.1 Phillip Lim both simply cut some slits in their jackets, while Alexander McQueen seems to have sewn several jackets together. Unravel's trench coat is simply in tatters, while Loewe cut a delicate and elegant fringe into the bottom of the coat.

3.1 Phillip Lim | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

3.1 Phillip Lim | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

A.W.A.K.E. | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

A.W.A.K.E. | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Alexander McQueen | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Alexander McQueen | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Loewe | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Loewe | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Unravel | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Unravel | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Fall in love with these fabrics:

Black Waxed Cotton Twill

Black Waxed Cotton Twill

Baby Blue Blended Cotton Twill

Baby Blue Blended Cotton Twill

Metallic

Metallic raincoats are perfect for reflecting the little sun there is on an overcast day. Bottega Veneta's copper coat is perfect for a rainy day down the shore, while Each x Other's silver trench coat fits right in on the streets of New York City. Ralph & Russo's metallic trench coat was made looking good while running around all day.

Bottega Veneta | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Bottega Veneta | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Each x Other | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Each x Other | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Ralph & Russo | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Ralph & Russo | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Shine bright with these fabrics:

Metallic Dusty Rose Faux Leather with White Cotton Twill Backing

Metallic Dusty Rose Faux Leather with White Cotton Twill Backing

Metallic Rose Gold Faux Leather with White Cotton Twill Backing

Metallic Rose Gold Faux Leather with White Cotton Twill Backing

Neutral

The classic trench coat is still in style, with designers using neutral colors to show off their designs. A.P.C. beige is the perfect backdrop for that beautiful leather belt, while Vivienne Tam let's her design coat be the star of the show. Alessandra Rich and Rachel Antonoff both created beautiful white trench coats, while ICB made a black one with the perfect contrasting seems.

A.P.C. | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

A.P.C. | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Alessandra Rich | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Alessandra Rich | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

ICB | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

ICB | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Rachel Antonoff | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Rachel Antonoff | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Vivienne Tam | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Vivienne Tam | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Get neutral with these fabrics:

Toasted Coconut Brown Brushed Cotton Twill

Toasted Coconut Brown Brushed Cotton Twill

Warm Beige Brushed Stretch Cotton Twill

Warm Beige Brushed Stretch Cotton Twill

Patterned

Patterns were all over trench coats this year, like Creatures of the Wind's half beige, half sunflower garment. Off-White and Tosia both utilized basic windowpane check, while Missoni went for a more complex and colorful check. Michael Kors Collection showed off the safari style with a tropical leaf pattern and matching hat.

Creatures of the Wind | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Creatures of the Wind | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Michael Kors Collection | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Michael Kors Collection | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Off-White | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Off-White | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Tosia | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Tosia | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Missoni | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Missoni | Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Pick out one of these patterns:

Navy Bird Printed Stretch Cotton Twill

Navy Bird Printed Stretch Cotton Twill

Blue/Orange Floral Stretch Cotton Twill

Blue/Orange Floral Stretch Cotton Twill

Will you be taking on the trench coat trend? Let me know in the comments!

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