6 trenchcoats 6 styles
Since the movie "Casablanca" it is the ultimate classic: the trench coat. At least one of them belongs in every wardrobe. Because it is so variable - not only in wind and weather!
Photographs: Magnus Lechner, Production: Natalie Manchot
THE CLASSIC ONE
Classic in the front, feminine in the back. The slightly flared, double-row trench coat made of cotton gabardine has a discreet flounce in the back. By Riani, 400 Euros
The soft beige goes perfectly with warm tones such as chocolate and caramel. For formal occasions, the round neck sweater can also be replaced by a blouse. The pure silk suit is easy to wear, breathable and warms or cools - depending on the temperature.
THE LUXURIOUS ONE
Lime green, lush and léger. This version in shorn calfskin shows all the attributes of the classic trench coat. By Bally, 8000 Euros
Green is a rather daring color in everyday office life. Why? It is not so easy to combine. That is why it is recommended to wear green tone-in-tone. Interestingly, this "de-greens" the look. Eye-catchers are the sexy slingbacks made of transparent tortoiseshell. Black pumps look just as good.
THE OVERSIZE ONE
High Tech meets High Fashion: This egg shell trench coat has an extra wide but short lapel and a slightly protruding shoulder strap. By Erika Cavallini, 650 Euros
This look captivates with its elegantly coordinated play of colors and perfect length proportions. The skirt and coat hem ends just below the knee. Covered enough for the office, yet the legs are discreetly accentuated. Beautiful detail: the shirt blouse takes up the color of the coat again.
THE SHORT ONE
For windy and very wet days. The short trench is made of super light, crease-free Goretex fibre. By Herno Laminar, 800 Euros
This look stands for conscious layering and works because the colors gently harmonize with each other. If the trench is hanging on the wardrobe, the light beige blazer takes over its color accent. The knitted polo shirt in light yellow refreshes the look, the semi-transparent pleated pants can also be replaced by pastel-colored, narrow 7/8 trousers.
THE EXTRA ONE
The trench as an indoor variant: the coat dress with tie belt, patch pockets and slit hem gives the classic a fashion update. By Victoria/Tomas, 800 Euros.
Casual Friday: Strict at the top, easy at the bottom due to the slotted lower part. Heavy fabrics like gabardine love contrasts. Like the calf-length culotte made of pleated floral fabric. A simple (white) T-shirt can be combined under the coat dress.
THE VERSATILE ONE
Perfect for travelling: The all-rounder is extra long, extra wide and can be worn as a cape or coat. Fits over every costume, every suit and even the thickest sweater. By Nehera, 1200 Euros.
Favorite color black: Always modern, understated and chic. This look is dominated by business-compatible cigarette pants. They don't wrinkle, fit perfectly due to their stretchy material and are very variable. Here it is styled with a wide silk shirt with a graphic giraffe print.