THE TRENCH COAT - FASHIONS MOST ICONIC GARMENT
Who could ever forget the dreamy scene at the end of breakfast at Tiffany's when Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard kiss in the rain? Or Humphrey Bogart’s timeless “Here’s to looking at you, kid” in Casablanca just before Ingrid Bergman leaves him for good? These aren’t just classic and unforgettable moments of the silver screen, they both also feature one of the most iconic pieces of clothing of all time, the trench coat.
Throughout its life, this most timeless coat has seen everything from war battles to runways and been worn by everyone from soldiers and artists to starlets, Kings and Queens. Evolving over time from its signature gabardine to fabrics like suede, patent, leather, linen and silk the trench has proved again and again its ability to morph with the ebb and flow of fashions ever changing tide.
At Chasing Unicorns it is these very iconic classics that we live for, these pieces designed in the yesteryears with the intent of outlasting the trends and fleeting obsessions of the fast fashion world. Ever inspired by the vintage staples of decades past we just couldn’t help ourselves but to recreate our very own Chasing Unicorns version of the classic trench, it is with much anticipation that we introduce you to our most treasured design yet, the “Road less travelled” trench coat, our homage to fashions most iconic garment. Taking our design cues from the ’70s this beautiful trench features open, soft, unstructured lines cut from luxurious natural linen and is finished with our favourite handstitched floral embroidery.
Here in the South, we have begun to feel the chill on our skin once again as Autumn fast approaches, whilst our friends in the North are no doubt readying to embrace summers warmth, this change of seasons always heralds a need for transeasonal pieces that are made for everyday wear. our “Road less travelled” trench is lightweight enough to see you through the myriad of seasons no matter the hemisphere you live in. For a look that says casual yet chic pair your trench back with vintage Levis, your favourite white tee and some long tan boots or drape it elegantly over a floaty cotton dress for a look that is fit for a princess. This trench is transeasonal design at its very best and most certainly at its most extraordinary.
The perfect trench is that classic own forever piece that you can spend your whole life searching for and when you find it the pleasure is insurmountable, of this we promise you! The “Road less travelled” trench is sure to become your go-to outfit staple purely for its ease of wear and magical ability to transform any outfit into chic, head turning, perfection. This is a piece that we hope will be coveted, treasured, worn every day with love and finally, stowed away until it is bestowed into the care and hands of the next generation who we are sure will cherish it all over again.