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Plastic Fashion: Shop This Season’s Biggest Trend

Plastic Fashion: Shop This Season’s Biggest Trend

Chanel’s Spring’ 18 Runway Show

Chanel’s Spring’ 18 Runway Show

If you still associate plastics with your uncle’s raincoat, you’re out. 

From colored vinyl to clear PVC, it appears that cheap plastic has gotten a high-end makeover in the past 2 years. Last year, plastics appeared as a micro-trend in Salvatore Ferragamo’s jelly flats, Calvin Klein’s raincoat, and Furla’s Candy Bags. Now, this transparent trend is one of the most alluring trends featured on fashion blogs and 2018 runway collections. 

Chanel’s PVC-themed Spring’ 18 runway show during Paris Fashion Week proves plastic is wearable in every form—from boots and gloves, to coats, hats, and heels. Street style staples like Off-White and Balenciaga conveniently combine the versatility of plastics with their creative energies. Meanwhile, Valentino breaks its eco-friendly branding in favor of featuring a futuristic, plastic moto jacket. 

Balenciaga

Balenciaga

Off-White PVC Heels

Off-White PVC Heels

Valentino Fall’ 18 Collection

Valentino Fall’ 18 Collection

Ever wonder what makes plastics so popular? Its unique texture and transparency provide room for individuality and shaping abilities, allowing creative minds to push beyond the traditional textiles. These plastic products are not only visually arresting, but they also work with different styles. You don’t have to spend a fortune on the PVC trend. With high end brands quickly popularizing the trend, fast fashion retailers are creating their own versions for a fraction of the price. Below, check out some tips and inspiration for nailing the PVC trend!


Transparent bags

The bold texture of plastic and the use of eclectic colors take this fashion statement to another level. The design merges elegantly with the color while creating a stunning visual contrast against traditional clothing. The see-through PVC bags will be a futuristic and playful addition to your outfit!

From left to right: Maison Margiela Japanese Transparent Bag, Hat Attack The Stadium Bag, Michael Kors Graphic Logo Clear Shoulder Bag.

From left to right: Maison Margiela Japanese Transparent Bag, Hat Attack The Stadium Bag, Michael Kors Graphic Logo Clear Shoulder Bag.


Skirt + T-shirt Combo

Pairing your PVC skirts with cotton T-shirt never goes wrong. Evolve the classic skirt and T-shirt outfit to suit the season! Not only does this look elevate a casual tee, it simultaneously downplays the shock-value of a shiny, unexpected material by pairing it with a wardrobe classic.

From left to right: H&M, Front Row Shop, Givenchy

From left to right: H&M, Front Row Shop, Givenchy

Trench Coat

Of all the looks, this is by far the most practical and statement-making. Turn heads in a shocking red or play with people’s perceptions in a transparent trench. Either way you spin it, this look is just DAMN COOL!

From left to right: Miu Miu, Matches Fashion, Calvin Klein.

From left to right: Miu Miu, Matches Fashion, Calvin Klein.

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Quad Style: Anne Wang

Quad Style: Anne Wang

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