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This season, dress up in frocks embellished with PVC, scarves made of plastic and acrylic bags


When UK eco-designer, Michelle Brand, created a wedding dress made of 2,220 recycled pet bottles in 2011, who would have thought that soon global runways would feature acrylic clutches by Gucci, plastic heels by Givenchy and PVC trenches by Burberry. Don’t let the rains dampen your style – go with our pick of colour blocking PVC, unusual acrylics and up-scaled perspex.


Text: Sharmistha Maji

Colour pop

Funky and colourful, this aquamarine bracelet from the house of Rhea Jewellery is sure to add zest to your wrist. Made of plastic, resin and brass, team it up with a maxi gown on your next outing to complete the look. Rs.1,980. Available at Amethyst, Royapettah. Details: 45991630





Plastic protection
The light-weight Lulu Guinness umbrella is a must-have for the city’s monsoons. Made of 100 per cent PVC, the see-through dome featuring abstract red lips comes with eight fibreglass ribs for flexibility and strength in high winds. Rs.2,524. Available at The Collective, Nungambakkam. Details: 28332128





Wrap up
Emporio Armani, the international brand favoured by Hollywood celebrities like Megan Fox and Leonardo Di Caprio, has come up with this vinyl neck piece for its autumn/winter collection. Wear it as a scarf with your winter jackets and trench coats to grab some eyeballs. Priced over Rs.20,000. Available at UB City, Bangalore. Details: 09810339602





Snow patrol
Create a stir at the next party with this shoe from Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika Davda. The leather shoe with acrylic heals is embellished with thread and coin work hand embroidery, and comes with battery-operated acrylic boxes with blowers to make confetti snow fly inside.  Rs.25,000. Available at Papa Don’t Preach Studio, Mumbai. Details: 022 65230001





Stark chemistry

Step out in this colour-blocked dress from Stella McCartney’s Fall ’14 show. The stretch-cady piece with mesh panels and a rounded, see-through hem is made from rayon, acetate, polyamide and spandex, and comes with a concealed hook and zip fastening at the side.  Rs.3,03,789. Details: net-a-porter.com




Queen of hearts
This quirky number by Swapnil Shinde, straight from his show at Lakme Fashion Week 2014, will help you make a bold statement. The dress, fashioned from the traditional Maharashtrian weave, paithani, has PVC cut and folded in a way to create hearts and wings. Priced at Rs.18,500. Available at AZA, Mumbai. Details: 022 23530212





Electric show
International luxury brand Jimmy Choo’s acrylic bag is perfect for those luxe nights. Available with a removable chain strap, the bags have been sported by the likes of Taylor Swift and Marion Cotillard. This glittery blue affair makes for a peppy accessory to go with your black or white outfit. Priced at Rs.50,500. Available at the store in Bergamo Mall, Khader Nawaz Khan Road. Details: 42050953




Crown unusual
Perspex has always been a favourite with Mumbai milliner Little Shilpa. We especially prefer this laser cut, hand moulded perspex headpiece from her Rainbow Totem collection for its bright mix of colours. Pair it with a long dress or gown to jazz up your evening look.  Rs.8,000 onwards. Available at Bombay Electric, Mumbai. Details: 022 22876276




Candy crush
Make a fashion statement with this candy bag with gold detailing from Italian brand Furla. Made of synthetic rubber, bags from this line have been sported by Bollywood celebrities like Gul Panag and Shazahn Padamsee. The Fuschia bag is best when set off by a black dress.RS.16,952. Available at Luxxe Box, Express Avenue. Details: 28464544