Karl Lagerfeld’s SS18 Chanel show was set to the backdrop of a man-made waterfall, so it’s no wonder models came down the runway sporting waterproof accessories. This PVC-updated classic Chanel bag caught our eye with its soft pastel tones, silver hardware and leather trim. What’s not to like?
Available at chanel.com
Jimmy Choo x Off-White heels
“Florals? For Spring? Ground-breaking”—arguably one of the most quoted phrases from Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, but a closer look at these Jimmy Choo x Off-White satin pumps will make a convincing argument that these heels are anything but ordinary. The classic pump gets refreshed by Virgil Abloh and is wrapped with a layer of PVC. Sport them with a high hemline to make sure they're seen.
Available at jimmychoo.com
Giuseppe Zanotti "Picard Shining" heels
This pair of Giuseppe Zanotti’s is as close as it gets to an invisible heel. Featuring barely-there PVC straps at the foot and around the ankles (embellished with crystal studs, of course), the heel itself is practically invisible with its unique wedge shape.
Available at giuseppezanotti.com
Maision Margiela waist belt
Strap yourself into some PVC—as sweaty and uncomfortable as that may sound, this Maison Margiela waist belt crafted from Perspex and vinyl is the perfect finishing touch for a transitional look. Whether you wear it over a trench coat or a chunky sweater, it’s a playful way to accentuate your waist. Oh, and did we mention that it goes with every colour?
Available at net-a-porter.com
A change in seasons calls for some spring cleaning, and there’s no better time to do it than now. Cue this Céline tote, which exposes everything you have inside your bag, so all the more motivation to declutter.
Available at celine.com
Gianvito Rossi "Helmut" ankle boots
Gianvito Rossi has gained a considerable following for his stylish and comfortable designs. His shoes flatter, yet do not detract from what you wear— and a shining example would be this pair of PVC booties. Adorned with black leather lace-up details, which look like they float on your feet, these heels will go with just about anything.
Available at net-a-porter.com
Valentino "Rockstud" chain bag
Loyal followers of Valentino’s Rockstud collection can now jump on the PVC bandwagon, as the label’s medium chain bag now comes in a transparent polymer. Keeping to the DNA of the Rockstud design, the bag features quilting details and pyramid studs. For those who have a little something to hide, there's a red leather pouch tucked away at the back of the bag.
Available at valentino.com
Many were sceptical when Kanye West announced he would start his own label, but we’ve actually seen some standout styles from his street-inspired label. Slip into these Yeezy transparent PVC mules (with a clear heel too) for Spring. To turn it up a notch, why not channel your inner Kim K and rock these with a cropped hoodie and matching joggers for a Hollywood-approved look?
Available at ssense.com
Giorgio Armani lace-up Flats
Although more commonly found on heels and evening footwear, PVC is a material that works equally well with daywear. Giorgio Armani makes a sartorial statement with these pointed-toe flats with grosgrain laces and vinyl sides. Style it with a linen suit or a shift dress for an effortless work look for warmer months.
Available at giorgioarmani.com