kartell-Christian Lacroix

A step beyond Pop, with a mix of colours, technology and exotic materials. From neoprene to silicone, the most innovative materials are setting the trend for accessories in SS16. As the song says: “Life in plastic, it’s fantastic.”

At Super and WHITE, the most important international fairs during Milan Fashion Week, we collected the most interesting new examples of synthetic projects and collaborations.

The first project of note is Kartell, which continues its brand extension in fashion with two prestigious new collaborations: one with Christian Lacroix for the launch of a new bag and the other with N°21 by Alessandro Dell’Acqua for a new model of sandal.

Another big name is Melissa, who has been creating shoes in plastic since the 70s. In addition to a long-term collaboration with Vivienne Westwood (also in kids’ sizes), other famous names attached to the brand include Jason Wu, the Campana brothers and, last but not least, Jeremy Scott with his “inflatables” collection.

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Neoprene is no longer just a material for anti-shock covers and diving suits, but an innovative fashion fabric. First came the bag and now, thanks to Bondi Born Australia, it’s the turn of colored bikini, already a must-have item for summer. An other new entry is La Fille Des Fleurs with original neoprene jackets and trench coats.

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Our last highlight is Save My Bag, which we first presented last February. They offer an alternative to neoprene, with bags in a wide range of colours constructed from a new material: POLY-Fabric with LYCRA.

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Discover more in our reportage!