Sunday, 10 February 2013

Clearly styish

As the skies begin to get clearer this spring, it seems so too will the clothes. There's no bigger fabric for S/S13 than transparent plastics and clear perspex for a playful take on the season's looks. Gone are the days  when sheer fabrics were considered the height of revealing, and in their place completely see-through garments with only the slight hint, if any, of opaque detailing. Designers including Charlotte Ronson,Valentino, and christoper Kane had models parading in plastic clothing down their S/S runways, with the likes of Givenchy, Dior and Stella McCartney leading the way for rigid perspex accessories

I must wonder whether this is one of the most genius trends of the season for fashion lovers everywhere. After all, why would you want to hide your warmer weather wardrobe under jackets, or your new pedicure in classic pumps? It can only be seen as a waste. With such as stylish solution however, the possibilities this spring are endless.

Charlotte Ronson:

Bomber jackets were the plastic picks at Charlotte Ronson. Their transparent natures take the normally punk inspired jackets into airy territory  making them the perfect spring cover-up. They also have a hint of sports luxe about them, meaning more casual looks are also easily achieved. 


Valentino made plastic romantic with this clear trench coat that seems to be the target of affection for many a fashion follower. It's an unexpected pairing that works as a breath of fresh air from the usual thick or silky fabrics used in such coats. 

Stella McCartney (right) Gucci (left):

If there's any bag to have this season it's the perspex clutch. Stella McCartney used deep yellow, almost gold, tones to give and extravagant edge, whilst Gucci kept theirs sharply modern in completely clear plastic. Also note the lack of bright nail varnishes, keeping the look sleek. 


The modernity of Givenchy's accessories this S/S is undeniable. Geometric shapes and metallic touches bring the shoes and neck cuffs even further into the future. 

I think it's time to embrace the artificial, don't you?

Thanks for reading, 
Bethany Paige X


  1. I absolutely love the perspex clutches! Plus transparent outerwear is perfect for showing off your outfit in the rain! :)


    1. Me too, probably have to get myself one haha! Thanks xx

  2. Love Valentino!! great post