Plastic Dreams

 This season, it doesn’t matter if some parts of your outfit are transparent.

Text: Yiota Dendrinou

Already from 2010, the Italian fashion house Prada was pioneer in launching some transparent pieces, such as hats and bags. But, two years later everything seems to be turning see-through. Trench coats, shirts, bags, shoes, heels and cuffs are completing the outfits that this summer will be “clear”.

Chanel Resort 2013

For summer 2013, Lacoste invested in plastic transparency, creating different variations. From black to white, these designs fit to, both, men and women.

Peter Dundas, creative director of the classic fashion house Emilio Pucci designs the perfect trench coat for the summer.

Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy designs chokers and sandals from plexiglas and plastic transparency, mixing them with black, white and baby blue.


A few days ago, Maison Martin Margiela released a capsule collection from H&M and gave the brand’s unique point of view, as seen in older collection of the House.


Charlotte Olympia is famous for her extravagant shoes, but her Perspex clutches have become a must-have for every woman.

The all-time classic, New Yorker designer Donna Karan has the perfect cuffs for this summer, so our arms will look great.

This trend has also appeared in some blogs, such as Stockholm Street Style and Amlul.

Cheap Monday boots


Prada heels

Michael Kors mixes plastic transparency and Plexiglas heels with an other trend, that of pointed pumps, and the result is simply stunning.

British designer, Stella McCartney proposes plastic cuffs and clutches for this spring.


The designing duo of Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, designed midi transparent trench coats and platforms, which are completely see-trough.

And last but not least, with his collection for Fall 2012, designer Philip Lim made us craving for this plastic clutch bag.