Why should you wear a jacket made out of transparent PVC material? Apparently, you can find as many appropriate pros as cons. This spring/summer season however, the positive reasons are definitely dominating. Several collections prove that see-through coats, bags or shoes elevate the eye-catcher factor of every outfit – plus they stand for clarity in a practical way.
PVC Meets Today’s Trend
A glossy transparent raincoat definitely attracts people’s attention. When I was walking through Paris with this outfit, I either got nice compliments, slightly dismissive smiles or surprised reactions. Of course, a garment made out of plastic is not very common but it’s also not completely new. It already started back in the 30s when the fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli started to incorporate synthetic materials into her collections. However, polyurethane and PVC had their big breakthroughs in the 60s thanks to Paco Rabanne and several other designers. With their practical features like weather resistance (which comes in handy during this April weather season) and the various styling options, it’s not a big surprise that today’s designers came up with the see-through fabrics again. With PVC playing an important part in the collections of Tibi, Céline or Chanel, it has quickly become one of the most popular trends this spring – which probably challenges the own comfort zone a bit. Therefore, let’s look at some tips for styling your vinyl companions on point.
Generally, there is one golden rule for all sartorial plastic pieces: one is enough. Otherwise, the chance is high that your outfit reminds of a Barbie. To still make the most out of the see-through friend, it’s all about using its strongest power: transparency. Why should you hide the obvious things like your smartphone, a lipstick or some sunglasses if you always have them by your side anyway? Apparently, those accessories make the transparent picks look more personal. This individual approach and the space age mood that comes along with it, is also what people made love PVC back in the futuristic 60s. Obviously, this has held on until today. So whether it’s today or 50 years ago, the trend comes up with a forward-looking attitude and is a perfect symbol for clarity at the same time. This spreads calm and excited vibes for our everyday life, which seem to be forgotten way to often. So instead of always worrying about the same struggles and situations, let’s focus on a good outfit with some PCV emphases.