The clear plastic trend has come in many variations lately, in every form from more wearable accessory versions to full on see through clear PVC pants and shoes that fog up after 5 minutes. With it's modern roots attributed mainly to the 1960's designers André Courrèges and Pierre Cardin, this trend has a richer history than one would expect. The space-age feel of this material was at the epitome of French fashion during the Go-Go decade and was donned by everyone from Audrey Hepburn in Two For The Road from 1967 and the swinging sixties icon Twiggy herself.
For a time the material fell out of fashion, and it's relation to a futuristic paradigm shift was replaced with a connotation to the underground rave scene and fetisch wear. Over the last couple of years we've seen a reemergence in to the mainstream in the form of clear plastic material, fake leather wear and who can forget the latex dresses donned by the Kardashians? Personally my style doesn't stretch quiet as far (or as skintight) as a knee-length latex dress, however I felt enticed by the clear plastic bags popping up in shop windows.
After many voes regarding privacy I finally decided that the best way to go would be with a "double"-bag, a pouch within a PVC container. I even managed to kill two birds with one stone when it incorporated the ever trendy tartan pattern that signals the colder season's arrival. You can find this exact bag at Zara
for £29, but I am sure that any street along the high-street would have something similar!
Would you ever donn the PVC trend?