Trend: PVC


Anything that moderately flirts with zeitgeist of 60s modernism (in terms of fashion) leaves in a blissful state. I’m not sure when I’ll get over my obsession with futurism and it’s biggest propellers – ahem – Pierre Cardin and André Courrèges. One thing this era can be thanked for is the mainstreamed use innovative fabrics such as polyvinyl chrloride, better known as PVC.


Iterations of PVC scattered through the decades that followed the 60s. Among these iterations, I find the use of PVC in Isaac Mizrahi’s 1991 Spring/Summer show to be relatable and inspiring as this fabric makes yet another appearance as a trend in 2018.


Mizrahi’s collection uses bright, bold colors in relevant hues of pink, yellow, orange, green and blue. The pairing of these colors and the fabric feels like something I would see in a modern Maryam Nassir Zadeh collection.



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