Ms. Ravizza showed some stylish options to the basic Khaki trench in Red, all departures from the classic Khaki model already in everyone’s closet, at her Resort & Spring/Summer 2020 collection presentations. There was a long slick highly editorial Candy Apple Red version in both collections that would instantly give any outfit an edgy punch.
She also presented a cozy super light shaved lamb version suitable for more dressed-down occasions, that evokes the comfort of your favorite bathrobe & that can be dressed up or down. Below, a little bit of history about this iconic fashion staple.
The trench has come a long way from Ms. Ravizza’s stylish designs. It began as a menswear item, created by the late Israel “Izzy” Myers, a Baltimore native & originator of the London Fog trench coat. He had a hit on his hands when the US Army ordered 10,000 of them for the troops during WWII. Post-War, the London Fog trench became a staple piece in civilian men’s wardrobes. Women soon adopted & feminized the trench after Audrey Hepburn wore hers, designed by haute couture designer, Hubert de Givenchy in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961).
These incredible versions created by the talented Simonetta Ravizza is the latest tome in a long & very storied history of this iconic garment…. A welcome chapter to say the least!
Designer Website: www.simonettaravizza.com