The Mulberry coat that all the editors are coveting in Paris

Every season needs a hero coat, and we've already found it for spring/summer 2019, courtesy of Mulberry. We previewed director Johnny Coca's latest collection at Paris Fashion Week, and while of course it included womenswear as well as handbags, shoes and accessories (watch out for the super fun sequin sunglasses), the one piece fashion editors kept Instagramming was the checked coat.

It was my favourite, and it turns out Johnny's too when I asked him. Of midi length, it featured oversized checks in a light palette of cream, red, orange and black, and looked great paired with a mini dress, though I suspect it will look just as nice over flared jeans.

Checks are a big deal for the new collection, and also feature on shorter coats with oversized buttons, and cropped jackets with co-ordinating mini skirts.

As you might have guessed, the collection is more than a little reference to the sixties: a period of freedom, emancipation and revolution - the birth of modern pop culture.

Johnny says, 'For this new season I was looking at a defining moment in British culture - the Swinging Sixties and its hedonistic and iconic imagery. I wanted something fun, dynamic, lighthearted, candid, graphic and pop. It’s a collection that revisits the spirit of the sixties with the attitude of today.'

As such, the rest of the collection is a play on shapes - scallop and rounded edges, colours - pastels, neon greens, and prints - florals, marble effects.

Accessories continue the fun theme - see aforementioned diamante sunnies - which include 3D daisy print seaton bags, a heritage check Hamsptead silhouette and a new crescent, round and square-shaped clutches. A delight.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.