Spring 2010 Trend Report: His and Her Trench Coats

Burberry Prorsum spring 2010

Both menswear and womenswear designers updated the classic British trench coat this season. Christopher Bailey's perfect example of spring's modified trench at Burberry Prorsum was a silver paillette-covered jacket that came down the runway through a storm of metallic confetti. John Galliano used cropped versions to vamp up his forties film noir-themed show for Christian Dior, while Phoebe Philo cut the venerable outerwear piece into a sleeveless wrap dress at Celine. For him, texture and color were all the rage—permanently wrinkled at Missoni and bright red and pale blue at Trussardi and Jil Sander, respectively.