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Chanel collectors, here are the spring accessories you'll want to splash cash on

Chanel collectors, here are the spring accessories you'll want to splash cash on

Plastic fantastic

Text: Andrea Sim


Starring an unassuming material tipped to dominate the season

It's usually virtually impossible to sum up any one fashion season in just two words, but spring/summer 2018 bodes impending plastic fever. Prada's punk and comic book caricatures in Milan were bundled up in PVC coats, Burberry whipped up the material in anything and everything from shirts to car coats and raincoats in London, and then of course there was Chanel — the house's epic waterfall runway at the Grand Palais in Paris saw all 89 looks anchored by clear, plastic boots, topped off by clear, plastic hats. 

Whether the PVC fixation is mere coincidence or fashion conspiracy, it has made for downright covetable collectible iterations of Chanel classics and novelties. Stars of SS18 include: A PVC Boy bag with a lustrous finish, a plastic shopper tote housing a leather clutch within, and a transparent Classic Flap in a poppy hue — all waterproof by virtue of the season's fabric overhaul. 

Prep your wishlist:

Available at Chanel boutiques from mid March 2018. 

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