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The VANESSA G LONDON label has long been a champion of the trench coat, with bold, printed designs at the helm of the signature aesthetic. VANESSA G’s signature trench coats combine modern design with classic tailoring, and variances on the classic silhouette can be found in every collection.

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Crafted from the finest silk and cotton blend, trench coats from VANESSA G are elegantly cut with a bold colour palette and avant-garde concept. Trademark rich designs are created by translating renderings of photographic imagery and artwork inspirations into engineered, graphic prints through multiple layering processes.

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Opulent embellishments like hand painting, intricate detailing and 3D elements like embroidery and hand-painted buttons transform each piece into a work of art, the ultimate statement of luxury that is not only unique, but also creates a distinguished, wearable, character-defining fashion statement.

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“I’m inspired by what’s not been done before – bringing together fashion and original art. I call it “art’outure” or “wearable art”, and the idea is that every garment pushes the boundaries of fashion and art and becomes a talking point,” says Vanessa Gounden.


The Trench Coat

The timeless trench coat should be a style staple in every woman’s wardrobe, as it will endure any trend. The perfect outerwear suitable for all seasons, the trench coat is a chic and versatile addition to any closet.

Not only for rainy days, the trench coat can be worn in a variety of ways according to personal preference. The lightweight fabric of a trench coat makes it perfect for layering, and despite it being an iconic style, different looks can be achieved with variables in print, colour, length, tailoring, pockets and design features such as traditional storm patches, folded cuffs, fastenings and belts.

For everyday wear, the trench can be worn over trousers or jeans with flats or boots, and for a sophisticated evening look, it can be dressed up with a pair of high heels and a dress, for instant class. Whether the desired style is classic, retro or modern, a trench coat creates a polished look and the cut lends itself well to ladylike smart and formal looks. Flattering for all body shapes, the tailoring of a single-breasted trench coat provides a covetable slimming effect, while enhancing curves simultaneously.

Considered a good investment, a true classic trench coat will go effortlessly and elegantly with almost everything, taking you seamlessly from the office to the opera, which means that it’s okay to splurge a little…


VANESSA G LONDON is available in South Africa at D’Oré Sandton City: Store U73, Sandton City, Johannesburg. For more information, contact the store on 011 783 7316/8, or view online at or


I would absolutely love to own one of her trench coats! I think they are absolutely stunning and would look fabulous this winter.