As we noticed over and over again, this year’s fashion icons love wearing see through looks (notably Rihanna who keeps on wearing looks that offer a generous see-through perspective at her gorgeous body). With the arrival of Summer, there’s hardly anything left to see through as we spend a considerable amount of time dressed down to our swimsuits, so what’s left to ‘see-through’ then?
The answer came unexpectedly as a classic fashion cliché: see-through bags! Clear (more or less) plastic handbags can also adhere to this sheer style tendency! To add a bit of contrast next to the less of exotic feel of plastic, here are 6 plastic designer bags to raise pulses and eyebrows alike, and hopefully, provide a source of inspiration for your next summer city/beach bag!
Leutton Postle Multi Plastic Quilted Backpack
If you need one bag this summer, it’s the backpack! A fashionable style statement and a comfy, very useful way to carry your beach arsenal! This neon pink PVC strapped quilted backpack is lined with neon yellow fabric and has an interior zip pocket for safekeeping small items such as your phone and your keys while you’re playing in the hot sand. (currently available for $429 at avenue32.com)
Marni Foliage-Print Plastic Shopper Tote
Fashion houses teaming up with artists seems to be the right thing to do lately. Marni collaborated with German illustrator Katja Schwalenberg for the Spring Summer 2014 collection. As such, the graphic foliage print from this plastic shopper are unique drawings transferred onto a bag. (currently available for $340 at saksfifthavenue.com)
Jil Sander Transparent Shopper
A designer bag that looks like an ordinary plastic shopping bag? Trash chic at its finest! This transparent Jil Sander bag has a tiny leather tag-detail embossed with the brand’s name and a leather blue stitched base (but can also be found various colors combos). (currently out of stock, $710 at farfetch.com)
Emilio Pucci Printed Plastic Tote
A glossy bag with heavy magenta prints, leather handles and inside zippered pocket comes with a rather heavy price tag ($1,025 currently at stylebop.com)
Alexander Wang Prisma Tote
Considering this year’s ever-trending see-through style, this Alexander Wang Prisma tote looks very discrete and industrial. A rather timeless, sturdy approach to the plastic situation, with a structured base and screw detail corners. (currently available for $276.50 at shopzoeonline.com)
Nicoletta de la Brown El Barrio Bodega Embroidered Plastic Bags
Although these are plastic bags and Nicoletta is a full fledged designer/artist, they hardly fall in this story’s title topic. These ordinary shopping plastic bags were rescued by Nicoletta and adorned with embroideries, thus elevated at the state of art.
Editor’s trend choice: Alexander Wang Prisma Tote
Editor’s artistic choice: Nicoletta de la Brown El Barrio Bodega Embroidered Plastic Bags