As winter approaches, we’re beginning to mull over our coat closet. Among the heavy shearlings, padded bombers and furry wraps, how is it that in the depths of winter we can still be so numbingly cold? It’s a question that smart coat designer and founder of outerwear brand Emel + Aris, Rana Nakhal Solset, had too. Her answer is a refreshing, disruptive take on how we choose to stay warm.

Caroline is wearing EMEL+ARIS Women's Trench 

She has reimagined the classic trench coat, worn by Caroline above, by adding a lightweight, whisper-thin battery powered heating technology panel into the back of the coat (placed just above our kidneys where the heat impacts most) to protect us from chilly weather in a smart, innovative fashion. Forget unpractical layering which leaves us spending the day adding and removing jumpers and jackets and invest in one coat that’ll do the work for you. We predict that Emel & Aris might just revolutionise what we deem to be crucial in our outerwear.