In September 2016, Kanye West presented a largely monochromatic black-and-white runway collection under the Yeezy label. It was a Spring 2017 show rife with bodysuits, anoraks, track suits, and, yes, the first taste of PVC we got in recent memory. With a futuristic vibe, though, it still felt a little unattainable. Sure, see-through plastic thigh-high boots might work for Kim Kardashian and company, but could we really rock the look without raised eyebrows?
Lucky for us, after a few years of adaptation, we’re officially announcing this Summer as the season of PVC. Some of the most elegant brands have created everything from classic pointed-toe pumps to mixed-media woven bags from the material. While we still might steer clear of the Kardashian-West statement boots, we’re still surely making a statement all our own with these newer, more wearable PVC pieces for Summer.