Bring back the PVC.
By Amy Lewis
Milan just hosted its Autumn/Winter 2018 Men’s Fashion Week, and while the runways have been packed with an incredible showcase of next season’s key looks, the street style crowd proved there’s one trend that’s not going anywhere.
The shiny trench coat.
PVC, vinyl and even collar-to-cuff sequins, the high-shine trench coat ruled large through Autumn 2017. But if you recently swapped yours in favour of something warmer, it’s time to bring that wipe-clean back.
Street style stars including Caroline Issa and Caroline Daur led the trend on the streets of Milan, layering belted high-shine trench coats over pencil skirts, tailored trousers and even cosy hoodies for extra warmth.
With January soon to be behind us and slightly warmer weather on the the horizon, it’s the perfect time to start working a vinyl trench back into your wardrobe.
After all, the trench coat is the ultimate transitional staple when it comes to wearing coats between seasons.
Christopher Kane, Balmain and Calvin Klein all sent models down the SS18 runway in rubber and PVC pieces, while Karl Lagerfeld put his own take on the trend at Chanel (hello clear PVC raincoats and matching boots), so it’s safe to say vinyl is certainly here to stay.
Ready to get involved? Shop our pick of the best shiny trench coats below, and prepare to stylishly squeak your way through the biggest trend of 2018.
Surprisingly lightweight and nipped in at the waist, layer this over a soft hoodie for the perfect balance between smart and casual.
In the vinyl trench game, a sheer finish earns you extra style points.
The Attico take on the high-shine trend is of course, as statement as vinyl coats get.
A glossy update with a metallic edge? We're all for this navy blue trench worn over black skinny jeans.
Move fast, this beauty is now in the sale and thanks to its versatility, probably won't be around for long.
Get ahead of SS18's rubberised trend with this sheer raincoat, perfect for keeping statement looks dry without hiding too much.