21st Feb 2013
Here’s a repost of my latest trend article for Vogue India.Com which went live recently Plastic Fantastic…
Let’s make it clear. That seems to have been the brief given to accessory designers for the upcoming Spring/Summer season, as bright colours and graphic prints on garments were pared down with neutral Perspex accessories.
Headband Donna Karan S/s 13, Perspex tote Simone Rocha S/s 13
Cuff by Cooee available at http://www.kabiri.com
Cuffs, bags, chunky block heels, even brims of floppy summer hats were treated with a cool plastic finish.
Karl Lagerfield led the way, sending high heels, cute brick bags and impractically fabulous sun hats with wide Perspex brims down the runway. Hussain Chalayan received the same memo, his beekeeper sun hats were given a space-age touch with neon plastic insertions.
Heels by Givenchy S/s13, Hat Chanel S/s13
Over at Simone Rocha, simple totes were made dainty with pretty broderie-anglaise style edging.
Sheriff & Cherry S/s 13 available net-a-porter, Barneys
Sunglasses are also an easy way to incorporate the trend, as was proved on the runways of Prada, Celine and new label Sheriff & Cherry. If you’re wondering about specific design inspiration, retro styling seems to be the most popular.
A Vogue stand-out accessory has to be the beautiful heels at Charlotte Olympia and Givenchy.
Remember how Cinderella lost her glass slipper? Well, she might have done better if she’d had them made in Perspex, like all the other cool girls.
I love just love the Chanel hat!
It’s so ridiculous but fab, what did you think of the Chanel Hula hoop bag?
I actually really like it- the idea is great. However it a tad giant…
Love the neo yellow see through bag! the charlotte olympia shoe is pretty cool too 🙂 thank you for posting this, it’s really inspiring!
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Thanks Mimi, def will check out your blog x
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