Last Spring you couldn’t turn around without seeing someone with plastic handbag or some kind of plastic accessories. Plastic materials were see-through or in all color variations popular for Spring, like greens and yellows…I wasn’t particular fan of that trend, but after some time I caught a plastic virus 🙂 . I love to wear plastic jewelry, especially all kinds of plastic rings and bracelets – they remind me so much on my childhood. You can wear most serious outfit, but add some plastic to it and you will find your inner child in a matter of seconds!
Dress by Desigual
Gorgeous plastic see-through handbag by Poppy Bags
Ballet flats by Mac Collection
..and after exhausting photoshoot 😉 – an apple cake and white hot chocolate – perfection 🙂 !
“I love Hollywood,” Andy Warhol once declared. “Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.”
Plastic clothing has existed almost since the creation of flexible plastics, particularly as a material for waterproof clothing. In the 1930s, Surrealist designer Elsa Schiaparelli was infusing her revolutionary clothes with plastic.
By the 1960s, with the onset of the Space Age, the fashion industry went into plastic overdrive. In Paris, Paco Rabanne crafted wild dresses from chain mail and plastic; in ’66 he showed a collection of “12 Experimental and Unwearable Dresses in Contemporary Materials.”
Paco Rabanne plastic and chain mail dresses
Today we can say that the market is feeling future-ish – and plastic is the perfect material for those, almost surreal designer efforts. Designers are interpreting the digital revolution that has been reworking our society for the last decade, or maybe it’s commentary on the unreal nature of today’s lifestyle. In any case, Andy Warhol would love it!
Plastic in fashion today:
Prada Fall/Winter 2011/2012
Burberry Spring/Summer 2013
Valentino Spring/Summer 2013
Prada Spring/Summer 2010
Chanel Fall/Winter 2009/2010
Plastic clutch – Amazon
Karl Lagerfeld for Melissa – delicious!!
Vivienne Westwood for Melissa
Necklaces from L to R: Pucci / Lagerfeld / Marni
Michelle Brand recycled plastic necklace
Thanks Miss Stela for the pictures 🙂
Jefferson Airplane : Plastic Fantastic Lover