Tuesday, May 24, 2011

rain soaked days

Pen and ink fashion illustration by sandra santa lucia/24/25/11
The classic 'Trench-coat' is a must for the rain-soaked days of spring and summer. The waterproof 'Trench' has been around for years…decades in fact!
In 1879 a young man by the name of Thomas Burberry invented a special type of fabric for a rain resistant coat. The British army were the first of many armies that ordered the 'Burberry Trench-coat'. Earlier versions of the trench-coat were waterproof and usually calf-length.

Movie go-ores and the style conscious public have witnessed many newly created versions of the old classic Trench-coat over the years. Now you will see short, long, mid-length, glamourous or simple 'Trench-coats'… all of which still have that classic look of the first 'Burberry Trench-coat'.

The edgy black leather trench-coat below is rendered from  Blumarine's Fall 2010 Fashion show. Shinny black leather boots and black studded leather cuffs and collar give this classic trench a rock-chic look.

IF's illustration word of the week  is 'soaked' presented by Alecia  Goodman


  1. Anonymous9:53 AM MDT

    Very interesting!!!

  2. That really is a beautiful illustration! Boy could I ever use one of those trench coats out here in Vancouver!
    Have a lovely day.

  3. trench coats always remind me of Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast in Tiffanys last scene. They are cool, I've got one but it doesn't rain much here.
    Great illustration, girl looks very pretty :)

  4. That is very fashionable, I think I would where one of those jackets!!!



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