Man-made materials don’t generally fair well within the fashion market, but there is always one exception, and this season it is perspex. Seen on many of Charlotte Olympia’s designs, it is fast becoming the choice of the catwalk and now it is filtering down to high street stores. Perspex is particularly used in the design of clutch bags, as these statement pieces lend themselves to much more quirkier creations, and perspex is an ideal material with little boundaries apart from your imagination.
Long gone are the days when a bag was a simple accessory, nowadays your whole outfit can been transformed around what you are carrying, and the more unusual the better. With perspex, designers can let their creative juices run as free as they wish, and designs ranging from perfume bottles to envelopes are testiment to this versatile material. We have chosen our favourite perspex clutch bags. See which one you love:
Charlotte Olympia Pandora Perspex clutch – £625
Charlotte Olympia’s ‘Pandora’ clutch has been described as ‘fashion’s must-have cocktail accessory’, and it’s easy to see why. The showstopping unique clutch features a gold brushed-faux suede inside the perspex casing, and is finished off with a gorgeous crystal-embellished spider clasp. Perfect for any party, team with monochrome or graphic prints for maximum impact.
Gucci Aristographic Perspex clutch – £770
Trust Gucci to get it right, this Perspex ‘Aristographic’ clutch comes in this seasons favourite colour of nude, and features a snap clasp at the top with golden hued hinges to add sophistication. Compliments any outfit, but would go particularly well with pastel shades or ice cream colours.
Charlotte Olympia Pandora Perspex clutch – £595
This version of Charlotte Olympia’s ‘Pandora’ clutch comes with three interchangeable pouches, so you can mix and match your outfit and even your mood. Choose between a leopard-print canvas, a sand textured canvas, and a gold brushed faux suede effect. All of Charlotte Olympia’s perspex clutches feature a concealed magnetic fastening at top and come with dust bag.
Marc Jacobs Plexiglass and leather clutch – £1,025
Monochrome colours are a classic combination and feature in every season, so it is not surprising that Marc Jacobs has championed this trend with his striped plexiglass and leather clutch. The mix match of leather and plexiglass perfectly compliment this stylish clutch. Team with bold primary colours for an instant statement.
Charlotte Olympia Yellow Scent Perspex clutch – £795
The amazing versatility of perspex is apparent in this fantastic classic perfume bottle clutch by Charlotte Olympia. Reminiscent of old school glamour, this is one unique design that will catch the attention of the most fashion conscious trend setter. Wear with minimal fuss and tailoring for a maximum impact.
Lanvin Arpège enamel clutch – £2,075
Another perfume bottle here but this time more of a nod to Lanvin’s fragrance Arpège in this beautifully crafted enamel and perspex clutch. This clutch features a golden chain and is lined in black velvet for a touch of opulence. Perfect with reds and metallics.
Charlotte Olympia Pink Scent perfume bottle perspex clutch – £795
Finally, our favourite which showcases exactly what this new trend is all about. The clear pink perspex clutch features a tasseled macramé atomizer to add authenticity to this stylish design. A great party clutch, guaranteed to prompt compliments.
Pictures courtesy Net-a-porter.
All clutches available from Net-a-Porter.