Sunday, January 17, 2010

Trend Prediction: Lucite

Invented in 1931 by chemists at DuPont (American chemical company),lucite is a plastic that is crystal clear, is resistant to water and UV rays, and has low density. It was used a lot during World War II for supplies, but became popularized as a fashion statement (rings and handbags) in the 1950's. Lucite was good to give handbags a boxy shape and lots of people decorated their bags with confetti, jewels, flowers, etc.
1950's Lucite handbag

This spring, lucite has made it's way back into the fashion world! Accessories such as bangles, bracelets, earrings, clutches, pins and heels is where this trend comes into play. Here are a few things that were seen on the runway.

Fendi Spring 2010

Fendi Spring 2010

Burberry Prorsum Sping 2010

Michael Kors Spring 2010

If you visit you will find lots of vintage lucite finds.

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