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Fall’s tailored trenchcoats are played against supple dresses for a Forties-influenced look that’s structured and soft. Metal hardware, bold zippers and oversize buttons enliven the military classics.

This story first appeared in the March 25, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

A Trench Tale

Trenchcoats continue to play a leading role in fashion for fall, at their best in Forties-inflected shapes in muted tones such as moss green and deep purple. Here, Burberry London’s cotton and polyester version worn with Tocca’s silk dress. Carolina Amato gloves; Stuart Weitzman shoes.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY KYLE ERICKSEN AT FORT WADSWORTH, STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.; MODEL: DANIELLE ZARAGOZA/ID MODELS; HAIR by DANIELLE PRIANO/ARTISTSBYTIMOTHYPRIANO.COM; MAKEUP by MIZU/PRICE INC.