Plastic boots and heels are the new rage on fashion runways. Local designers guide you on how to get this look right.
Runways have changed their fashion footwear trend from glittery boots to PVC or plastic boots and heels. Chanel new collection is all about these see through footwear that will get you through the monsoon season. We ask designers, stylists and bloggers who have worn these plastic shoes or ask them to give us some dirt on this new trend!
Soniya Thiyam, a fashion blogger who absolutely loves this trend and has worn it as well says, “PVC was a big thing 2016 and I am glad 2018 is getting them back! With bags, jackets etc apart from heels and boots! I know it’s a bit painful and gets foggy at times but finding the right size and comfort can prevent the pain! Instead of getting the ones that can be pain for your feet get mules, block and sandals that will let you be trendy yet stylish and comfortable. I like to wear them with androgynous suits or a big trench! Or for a Warner days with a nice shift dress or a flare ankle pants with a tube top!”
While, the trend rules in the ramp walks Mayank Kumar, a fashion apparel design student at NIFT tells us that it is the top most trend in his college and the ladies are all about it. “This trend comes back with a boom in 2018 and totally changes the current fashion scenario, from the fashion industry going slightly back to the vintage. Now, its all about these gen-x plastic boots, heels and even rain boots that can go well on a normal day time look to even with your evening party attire. It rules!”
Coming in all styles, from pool slides to block heels, there’s no doubt that this material is taking over.
Designer and stylist Raksha Basava says, “Even though some of these plastic sandals have not been greeted by many of the critics who think it might not be good for your feet. Though, there’s always a way to wear them properly and cautiously. You have to make sure to wear them out before you use them for a long day like a party or something, because you might get a little cut like you usually get with new boots. But, once you wear them out you can pair them up with mini skirts, floral dresses and even long pants, if you’d like to accesorise it a bit more then go with the plastic bags that are also in trend and go well with these.”