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Jil Sander Midnight Navy Origami Colorblock Trench Coat


After having a rough start in the world of fashion design, German designer Jil Sander’s career in design hit its stride during the 1980s and 90s. Casually known as the “Queen of Less”, Sander’s designs highlight a particular minimalist style that hone in on the color and silhouette of the garments. Ranging from flowing to crisp lines, Jil Sander designs with an uncomplicated ingenuity.

This Sander trench coat, possibly from the Spring 2007 collection evokes Sander’s signature aesthetic. Done in a deep navy cotton poplin, the trench coat offers the vibe of a soft wrapped blazer in the front with a surprise detail in the back. At centre back there are two dovetail box pleats accented by color blocking of white and Kelly green creating for a stable and calming effect. With a standard notch lapel, the coat’s silhouette hints at the Yuppie style while delivering a design that is chic and unexpected.

Size: 38

Size estimate:

Shoulders: 19 inches

Sleeves: 24 inches

Bust: up to 41 inches

Length: 39 inches

The coat has a straight fit throughout that can be modified at the waist with the belt. On both sides there is a flap pocket. It closes at centre front with hidden buttons, and is fully lined in silk. Professionally cleaned and pressed, this Jil Sander trench is in excellent condition. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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