It all started with Raf Simon’s debut collection for Calvin Klein; the brand's PVC raincoats became an instant—almost viral—favorite amongst fashion’s elite. Since then, all things shiny and plastic have taken the fashion world by storm.
Fast-forward to now, and this trend is alive and well. We’re seeing it in various forms just about everywhere, from the runways to the streets. Chanel, Balmain, and Prabal Gurung sent clear PVC shoes down the runway, while Valentino, Céline, and Altuzarra featured see-through bags of all shapes and sizes. In terms of ready-to-wear, look no further than Marc Jacobs’ shiny, transparent jackets or the influx of clear plastic raincoats currently hitting shelves. And then there’s the presence of vinyl—seen both on the runways and on this season’s crop of street style stars currently attending the Fall 2018 fashion shows.
Below, we rounded up 16 perfectly plastic pieces to sprinkle into your spring wardrobes. From entirely see-through pants and bags that leave little to the imagination to the shiniest vinyl skirts and jackets, we’ve got you covered (well, partially).
Check out our picks, below.
Mango, Vinyl Trousers, $59.99, available at Mango.
Studio 33, Slay Camera Cross Body Bag, $95, available at Shopbop.
Jeffrey Campbell, Minuit, $120, available at Jeffrey Campbell.
Oh Hey Girl, Plastic Pant, $90.64, available at Oh Hey Girl.
3.1 Phillip Lim, Coated Anorak, $495, available at 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Marskinryyppy, Brite Patent Leather & PVC Sandals, $685, available at Barneys.
Monki, Patent Mini Skirt, $40, available at ASOS.
Tibi, PVC Snap Corset, $395, available at Tibi.
Brashy Studios, Crystalline Pink Jacket, $395, available at Brashy Studios.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Lapis Suede Olympia Wedge, $443, available at Bona Drag.
Building Block, Brown Clear Basket PVC Bucket Bag, $577, available at Farfetch.
Frankie Shop, Blue Clear PVC Belt Bag, $69, available at Frankie Shop.
Zara, Vinyl Tote With Interior Bag, $45.90, available at Zara.
Rag & Bone, Vegas Leather-Trimmed PVC Visor, $95, available at Rag & Bone.
Opening Ceremony, Medium PVC Mesh Tote Bag, $45, available at Opening Ceremony.
Bershka, Clear Fanny Pack, $19.90, available at Bershka.