Traditionally dusters adhered to the 4 Ls
light – weight
light – coloured
and when horses were the main means of transport
the duster was worn to safeguard clothing from
the dirt/elements of a day’s ride.
With the later introduction of the open car,
both men and women favoured dusters as practical, protective outerwear.
Today, duster coats span the colour spectrum, but the intention
of loose fit, light – weight with length remain constant –
no longer function- wear but fashion – ready.
Cue the modern take on the traditional trench –
not as commissioned army wear but as required wardrobe staple.
The new inspired silhouette is a nod to the duster’s 4 Ls.
Dusters and trenches: signature pieces for a signature look;
spring into it for 2014.
Dusted … sorted
(images from whowhatwear.com):
(images from asos.com):
“I’ll take one in each colour.”
(image from asos.com):
On the runway
Trussardi, s/s 2014
Burberry Prorsum, s/s 2014