I first wore PVC in 2013. It was a black vinyl pencil skirt, and one of my close friends told me it prompted her boyfriend to tell her he wanted to slap my bum. We didn’t hold it against him, about three of my girlfriends had already made contact with my cheeks that night, because there is just something about that shiny fabric and the water-smacking noise it delivers as you make contact… But before I go off on a tangent that we’ll all regret, let’s show some appreciation to this season’s love for PVC and vinyl…
Inspired by the 60s
Before I started wearing vinyl I’d long admired the Pierre Cardin and André Courrèges creations of the 1960s. These women always looked powerful and in control, and there’s something about the rebellious and albeit slightly kinky nature of PVC clothing that makes me feel like that too.
This season’s fashion week catwalks were filled with PVC, the high streets are filled with PVC, ergo these shiny treats are definitely having a moment. I particularly love the high gloss sugar tones in this baby pink raincoat from La Redoute. And I’ve gone shinyl vinyl crazy by pairing it with a PVC skirt – an elevated twist on the classic A/W leather skirt. Pair it with a slightly more subtle staple such as a Breton tee to bring it back to elegant territory…
For slightly cooler days I’ve teamed the skirt with some textured knitwear to give it a sumptuous luxe feel, the sheer black tights will also take it through to winter.
This post was created in collaboration with La Redoute. All pieces were chosen by me and all opinions are, of course, my own.