The Modern Trench

We shot this blog at the beautiful Memorial Park in Calgary. It is a great place to walk or bike at all hours of the day. The running water, trees and view of high rise building creates an interesting atmosphere. The Peace Bridge opened in 2012 for walking and bicycling over the Bow River. I love the vibrant colour and design by architect Santiago Calatrava. 

This look is all about the Modern Trench coat. This trench coat is a modern twist on a classic coat dating back to the 1800's. This particular version has some of the classic elements mixed with modern elements. I love the classic elements including;  epaulets, self belt, storm flap and yoke on back, mixed with the contemporary leather sleeves, and zipper closures on sleeves, pockets etc. The versatility of wearing it open, or with the zipper done up is great for different weather or outfits underneath. This coat also comes in black on black, which would be my usual go-to, however, I like the contrast of the sand colour mixed with the black leather and silver zippers. As the fabric is water repellent, this coat can be worn all year round. Layered with a bulky scarf and boots for fall/winter, or over a dress with heels for spring/summer. A mid length trench coat is a great staple piece to have in your wardrobe. 

Photography by: Meagan Weatherby 

DETAILS  -  Trench Coat: Mackage  -  Silk Top: Rag & Bone  -  Jeans: Hudson Jeans  Shoes: Stuart Weitzman  -  Belt: Gucci  -  Sunglasses: Chanel  -  Ring: BCBG  - Necklace: Tiffany & Co.  -  Earrings: Alexis Bittar 


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