However, not all people are “the plastic eating people.” Some, and especially now, are plastic WEARING people, and you really do have to hand it to them; finding more ways to recycle is never a bad thing. And it just so happens to look really good too.
Below, some sartorial plastic options for you to invest in:
You could call them the purveyor of luxury plastic wear. Founded by Johanna Senyk and Peter Hornstein, the Paris-based brand is known for their signature plastic raincoats — they come in clear, irridescent, and a whole slew of other colors. They’ve also been worn by Rita Ora and M.I.A., not to mention featured in a ton of editorials.
The plastic trench.
You’ll notice that plastic looks particularly good when fashioned into a trench coat. Wanda Nylon makes a ton of these.
As well as PVC.
Raquel Zimmerman by David Sims for LOVE.
In the most recent issue of LOVE, there’s an entire spread solely featuring Raquel Zimmerman in different plastic garb. The spread was shot by David Sims and styled by Katie Grand.
Though Wanda Nylon did help start the plastic trench-coat trend, they weren’t the first designers to use plastic in their clothes. For her Spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection, Simone Rocha made neon-colored dresses and skirts out of plastic, with daisy embellishments. The use of plastic isn’t as conspicuous as Wanda Nylon, but it’s still definitely there.
I can’t vouch for how comfortable they are, but they certainly photograph well.
There’s lots of plastic headgear too.
And thankfully ASOS has hopped on the trend.
These plastic clothes and jackets aren’t merely hiding in famous stylists’ and models’ garment bags. They’re hiding on the ASOS website too, and at an affordable price point.