Burberry Capsule Collection
Burberry Heritage trenches
The British luxury house that's famous for its iconic trenches now unveils four children's trenchs designed in the pure Burberry tradition. Embodied by Romeo Beckham in the video campaign "From London with Love", the Burberry Heritage capsule collection stands out from the classic line for the exceptional attention paid to the design of 2 iconic trenches for girls and 2 for boys.
A little bit of history
In 1856, Thomas Burberry founded his namesake company specializing in making coats; in 1879 he invented gabardine. This tightly woven, resistant fabric would revolutionize fabric production techniques for raincoats thanks to its lightness and breathability. It's the fundamental element used in making trench coats, a style also invented by Thomas Burberry in 1912 and which has remained iconic ever since. Originally worn by the British military, the Burberry trench is distinctive for its British manufacturing, signature colors and military-inspired finishings. As indispensible as the sailor striped shirt or the little black dress, the Burberry reigns over the pantheon of fashion must-haves.
"The Wiltshire" & "The Sandringham"
The Burberry Heritage capsule collection for children includes "The Wiltshire" trench for boys in "stone" or black as well as "The Sandringham" style for girls in honey or black. These two Heritage trenches are directly inspired by the brand's adult styles. Made in England, the boys' trench is distinctive for its modern cut and raglan sleeves, while the girls' a straight cut with set-in sleeves. Like the adult styles, "The Wiltshire" and "The Sandringham" both have the House's famous check lining in cotton twill and, like the trenches Burberry has been making ever since the Twenties, they also feature military-inspired details such as shoulder tabs, the gun patch on the breast and the iconic Burberry storm flap in back.