In the wake of Alexander Wang’s S/S15 collection at NYFW, which was heavily influenced by the designs of classic trainers, Burberry have released ‘The Trench Collection’: a series of sunglasses inspired by what is undoubtedly their trademark piece – the Burberry Trench Coat.
Suki Waterhouse, Malaika Firth and Cara Delevingne have been snapped modelling the Trench Collection for the upcoming AW14 campaign editorial which was previewed on the official Burberry Instagram account last week.
The shades are meticulously designed, with features such as hand-crafted leather temple tips echoing the leather buckles of the trench; a colour pallette of beiges, caramels, browns and blacks mimicking the buttons; nose pad supports reminiscent of the typical hook-and-eye neck fastening and hints of the fabled Burberry check.
Born from the mind of former drapers assistant Thomas Burberry in 1879, the original Burberry trench was crafted from
a water-resistant and comfortable fabric dubbed ‘gabardine’. It wasn’t long before Burberry was designing coats for use in the British Army; and so the Trench Coat came into fruition.
Since then, the coat has become a iconic and timeless piece throughout the 20th century and into the present day, seamlessly transitioning from functional military uniform, to a fashion statement adapted by numerous youth subcultures, including Punks and Mods. The style is quintessentially chic and highly adaptable, making it an accessible and enduring classic of British fashion.
The entire collection of Burberry Trench sunglasses embodies the innovation, craftsmanship and classic design that Burberry epitomises as a brand, with handcrafted and bespoke details demonstrating the scrupulous nature with which Burberry crafts their products.
Behind the Scenes snaps of the Burberry Trench Collection campaign
Editorial shots of Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne and Malaika Firth for Burberry AW14
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