Balenciaga, a Spanish fashion house has made a shirt using polyethylene, exactly the material used make carrier bags, and the shirt is priced so high that the fashion lovers will have to pay £650 for this glamorous ensemble of the finest quality.
£650 is the price for this shirt is at Selfridges the key marketplace for this product. The actual price is the label this product comes with and the fashion house has featured the name on the back and front in gold lettering.
This product from Balenciaga, is made from 100 per cent polyethylene and this neon green top is called ‘Plastic-Bin shirt’.
A far cry from fine fabrics like silk & cashmere, polyethylene is usually used to make plastic bags, bottles and cling film.
This plastic clothing made its debut on the 2018 spring and summer catwalk in Paris and to complete this outfit, the fashion house suggests it’s teamed with a houndstooth pencil skirt alongside a pair of gold clip-on earrings.
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From the end of 2017, latex and plastic is all the rage in fashion circles and Fashion house Celine is also selling a £423 plastic handbag, while the trend has also featured on the catwalk at Chanel – where thigh-high transparent boots amazed the viewers.
In London Fashion week the last month, models carrying plastic bags also appeared. Burberry has designed a series of latex-like shopping bags for its catwalks in 2017.
It is seemingly a tricky trend to navigate, but experts at fashion magazine Marie Claire has suggested that willing women should make ‘subtle nods’ to the trend sans wearing it all-over.
Though the trend of polyethylene wearables is getting hot this year, it is not good for health to wear such shirts according to general assumption of majority.
Well, if these wearables are not unhealthy, labels introducing these products should manage to make people aware of the facts and misconceptions regarding this stuff.