Since trench coats, they vary in style, they
vary in color, they vary in texture. Different fabrics. But a trench coat is always classic.
No matter how you do it. If you want to throw on something that looks good, is timeless.
A trench coat, throw it on one of your croquis and then start your collection because it
will never be out of date, it will never be out of style. Just change the proportions
a little bit, make it more modern like I did here. I made the collar huge. I made it almost
like a circus collar. The lapels I exaggerated as well and then I have it tightly belted
as opposed to tied, tied with a normal trench coat style tie. And then I capped or I shortened
the sleeves a little bit. This one I created so it could be worn as a dress or as a coat.
Which typically a trench coat can be worn, no matter what style it is, as a dress or
as a coat. The key thing with a trench coat since there are so many possibilities is just
to experiment. If you want cinched tie at the waist with a tie then do a tie. Say you
want a tie on the side. Draw your tie and then remember because you have it cinched
you’re going to need to show that the fabric is gathered around. So use those squiggly
lines I talked about. And then however long you want it to be. And then your collar. And
then sleeves and you have a trench coat.