Whether people have transparency in their behavior or not, but in fashion, we do have transparent trends. Transparent and see-through fashion has been around for a while now, perhaps making its most powerful appearance on the fashion shows of 2018 Spring/Summer collections.
Accessories and garments made from PVC or plastic have made their way into various collections this year, too. But let’s face it. We live in a time where actual transparency is hard to find, whether it’s in politics or while we scroll on our phone.
So what’s the meaning of transparent fashion in an era where social media has massively invaded our daily lives?
Colour, iridescent surfaces and embellishment
For both bags and shoes, play with bright colors, iridescent surfaces, and embellishment for a youthful feel.
This theme has emerged as a directional movement on the S/S 18 catwalks and features heavily in the latest street style trends through to S/S 19.
Embellishment and hardware add contrast and structure, whilst colored or branded inner pouches on bags add an edge to see-through silhouettes (see Céline for inspiration).
Rainy Day Essential.
Don’t let a little drizzle fizzle out your outfit plans. This Hunter raincoat, inspired by recent runway shows by Burberry and Miu Miu, is the only thing you need on a rainy morning. With a waterproof design and a flattering silhouette—complete with a drawcord that flatters any figure—this translucent raincoat by Hunter lets you show off your style while keeping bone-dry.
If you’re not totally sold on the transparent trend, start small. This clear bubble umbrella lets your style shine, even on rainy days. Through wind and rain, you can protect your carefully crafted outfit with a full-coverage canopy. You no longer have to worry about walking into people on your way to work either with this totally see-through solution.
Semi-transparency for bags and footwear speaks more towards the commercial and mass market, look to Balmain for inspiration.
For mass-market, continue the theme with placement panels and straps like Neous. Clear or colored plastic heels offer a directional appeal, too.
Not forgetting bags, the rapid acceptance of this style has influenced all key designs from structured buckets to oversized clutches and mini bag.
A Touch of Neon
Electric green trim and moto details, including zippered sleeves and a belted waist, make this transparent jacket an instant statement piece for your closet. Next girls’ night out, layer over a lace bralette or bodysuit for a little more coverage, and slip into high-waisted jeans and chunky heels to complete this biker-chic look.
Have a play with the go-to silhouettes of the season, from mules to the Cinderella slipper. With both already making an appearance across influential brands such as Off-White, Maryam Nassir Zadeh and Brother Vellies, there’s no reason not to include this for the upcoming season.
We are obsessed with this vinyl mini skirt from Forever 21. What’s not to love about the zipper detail, flattering cut, and wallet-friendly price tag? For only $20, you can dare to be brave and flaunt this revealing mini (and your tight and toned booty) for a night out on the town. Pair over your fave bodysuit if you’re feeling bold or with opaque tights for a more conservative ensemble. Either way, you’re sure to shine!
Talk about trendy! These jelly booties combine three of this season’s top trends into one gorgeous pair of shoes with colorful embroidered florals, blush accents, and a crystal-clear construction. The ankle-length, chunky heel and feminine details give these boots a Gucci-esque vibe, despite the fact that they’re under $150. We couldn’t dream of anything better.
Who says you need a prescription to rock the glasses look? Chunky translucent frames have been around for decades, but have made their way into the fashion spotlight following the clear sunglasses trend of the summer. With minimalist charm, these spectacles add a hint of geeky chic without hiding your pretty face.
Get your own transparent accessory now! We believe in staying clear when it comes to skin, clothes, and thoughts.
BY SNEHA BHARDWAJ | DKODING MEDIA