When Alexa Chung wore a pair of black Saint Laurent vinyl trousers to Glastonbury back in June
, it was confirmed: patent leather, vinyl, gloss, PVC – whatever you want to call it – was set to be one of the biggest trends this winter. Hyper-shine and glossy finishes were seen at Isabel Marant, Louis Vuitton
, Kenzo and Lanvin during the AW16 shows but fear not, this popular trend is not one that can be pulled off by models alone; PVC is far more forgiving than it looks.
The key to cracking the patent/vinyl trend is teaming a glossy skirt, trousers or coat with more simple, classic pieces – maybe a slouchy cardigan or T-shirt à la Alexa
, an oversized coat and big boots as seen at Louis Vuitton, or with a casual hoodie and jeans to tone down the high shine.
Click ahead for inspiration on how to get the glossy look now...