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From Field To Fashion: The Trench Coat

Whether on the street or the silver screen, the trench coat is a fashion staple, an iconic garment that has endured through the decades. The...

Whether on the street or the silver screen, the trench coat is a fashion staple, an iconic garment that has endured through the decades.
 
The Trench coat's name gives up vital clues to its origins, though. Recalling its roots as a lightweight garment for British officers during the First World War, the trench coat helped protect them from the elements on the front-line.
 
 
 
100 years after the outbreak of the First World War, the coat's beginnings on the battlefields should not be forgotten.
 
 
An exhibition in Basingstoke called from Field to Fashion explores the connection. Hannah Gurney went to find out more.