Synonymous with mid-century fashion, patent, high-shine, and vinyl materials were all the rage, especially in the swinging sixties — think white Pierre Cardin mod coats cut to the thigh and knee-high boots along Carnaby Street and Kings Road. Subject to retro and contemporary adaptions over the years, the look is still popular today, and it’s having a bit of a moment again on the catwalk and the high street.
Heritage Vinyl Coat by Courrèges: For that vintage ’60s vibe, look no further than this gorgeous coat by French fashion house Courrèges. This short vinyl coat is a fitted silhouette and an upper belt, typical of the 1960s. Go full look and team with the coordinating vinyl mini skirt.
Red Paloma Patent Leather Envelope Pouch by Saint Laurent: For more of a subtle way to incorporate the look, try this mini envelope clutch from Saint Laurent, which’s made from leather and dons a high shine finish. The style is also available in a black colorway.
Red Alice Mary-Jane Shoes by Carel Paris: Carel Paris knows its ’60s-shaped footwear with a collection that pays homage to the decade, including this Mary-Jane style. There are high, low, and flat versions in tons of colors, from cherry-red to black and block color combinations too.
Hania Patent Leather Minidress by The Attico: A thoroughly modern take on patent leather, which you’d expect from The Attico. This mini dress is made from super glossy patent leather draped and