Life In Plastic Is Apparently Quite Fantastic, So Says The Runway
From Chanel's ultra-covetable plastic rain hats to Off-White's plastic wrapped date night shoes, everything is coming up glossy for Spring 2018.| February 14, 2018
It is funny how something so simple and “everyday” can become one of the runway’s biggest trends. Following the overwhelmingly popular choice of lavender and pairing red with pink, the material of choice for an astounding range of designers is plastic. Cold, hard (and soft), shiny (and matte), plastic.
Chanel was perhaps the biggest champion of the trend with every single one of their girls clad in at least one piece of that Chanel-branded plastic, but by the time Chanel wrapped Paris Fashion Week – wrapped, get it! – plastic in both matte and shiny forms had popped up all over the Big Four.
Tibi used it as a corset belt over blazers and dresses. Raf Simons at Calvin Klein spun parkas and girly dresses out of it. Virgil Abloh at Off-White wrapped satin Jimmy Choo shoes in it. Valentino made plastic alternative to its wildly popular Rockstud bags with plastic leather jackets to go along with it. Balenciaga and Ellery both made tops out of crinkly plastic. Maison Margiela and Celine poked fun at the trend with plastic “grocery bags”. The latter has already began making its rounds around Instagram, along with a certain see-through Chanel bag and the plastic-wrapped Off-White shoes.
Plastic may not be the most environmentally-friendly material out there, but it is guaranteed to be durable if you take extra care. Rain can’t touch them. Dirt can’t touch them. If you’re bagging – that is two points for me – the trend, whether it is Chanel’s see-through rain hat or Off-White’s plastic stilettos, use them well, use them long.
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