• #insideout oi oi @cosstores and @currentelliott - who made your clothes??? @fash_rev
  • Last @designerjumble outfit of the day - @saundersstudio jacket, Betty Jackson jacket, Antithesis shirt, @fromsomewhereuk top, Loewe skirt, Luella bag
  • More brilliant @designerjumble pieces @prada top and skirt, Antony Price parachute dress @rupertsanderson shoes
  • Made In Britain pieces by @jameslonglondon and @topshop Who made your clothes? #InsideOut @fash_rev
  • Amazing pieces from a 1,500 collection of Hannalore Smart, widow of Circus King Billy Smart Jr... Alaia,  Gaultier, Comme, Issey Miyake, Prada... All going into @designerjumble soon with some on auction!! Gaultier corset, vintage customised jeans, Prada shoes, CdG skirt - very Meadham Kirchhoff SS13!

>> Google Wanda Nylon and you'll come up with a brilliant blog written by a transvestite who is a big fan of dear old Queen Elizabeth's handbags and then you get to Wanda Nylon, a Paris-based label that specifically focuses on creating directional rainwear that goes above and beyond yer' average pack-a-mac. I'll go to Mrs Wanda Nylon for a few giggles but Johanna Senyk and Peter Hornstein's joint label Wanda Nylon definitely ticks all the boxes when it comes to satisfying my fetish for all materials shiny, water-resistant and very often transparent.  Weirdly I remember Peter Hornstein (formerly known as Peter Bertsch) when he was a contestant at the Festival for Fashion and Photography in Hy√®res and he was creating all kinds of Georgia O'Keeffe esque floral shapes in moulded PVC and other synthetic materials.  Hornstein and Senyk met there and so began their inevitable path towards creating a rainswear specific label.  Whilst this design classic pops up as statement pieces in fashion shows (most notably in Burberry's A/W 11 snowfall finale), Seynk noticed nobody created a transparent raincoat as a speciality.  A quote from Miuccia Prada only affirmed the purpose of this maligned garment: "The space of the body and then also this other space outside the clothes; it changes the relationship between what‚Äôs inside and outside." 

What's even more interesting is that Wanda Nylon aims to be ecological and sustainable in their sourcing of materials.  Eschewing commercially available PVC's and PU's, they chose to manufacture all their fabrics in Europe and almost all of them are recyclable with the end goal of producting a 100% recyclable collection.  

Environmental responsibility aside, the main take home point is that Wanda Nylon's niche is one that I've always honed in on in any number of designers.  I think of my Lover smoke grey pvc cape, a Michael Angel latex coat and a Maison Michel x Opening Ceremony hat and how much textural joy I get out of them.  Wanda Nylon hits all of those high notes and more.  The SS13 collection traverses between style aesthetics, mixing up the darker and slightly festishistic undertones of black PVC, the precision of grey matte PU, the playfulness of polka dot printed transparent PVC and the kitsch sportiness of iridescent dichroic foil fabric.  

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Their latest pre-fall collection sees the label expanding into traditional wovens, whilst larging sticking to their remit of weather-appropriate rainwear.  In addition to being water resistant, a lot of the outerwear pieces also give a bit of warmth with aviator jackets and wool mix coats adding a bit of oomph to the collection.  The turtle print PU and the bordeaux coloured PVC adds a warming richness to an overall aesthetic that can feel quite sterile with all the shine, black and precise lines.  Wanda Nylon is making its SS13 debut at Opening Ceremony and Browns in London and it seems like an e-shop is on its way too.  Dressing to get wet in the rain has never seemed so exciting.  

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Comments (19)

  1. SACRAMENTO says:

    You are always on the pulse of matters, bringing wonderful and interesting sites and images my way.
    Thank you Susie and happy Monday, whatever the weather.
    Sending you love and sunshine.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  2. Great pictures and dress.
    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3
    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

  3. Anastasios says:

    I looooooved the total black looks!!!
    xoxoxo

  4. Mellygoround says:

    Crazy :D But loveable x

  5. T x says:

    Omg these are amazing!! I love them all <3
    http://golden-closet.blogspot.co.uk/

  6. Nice projects. Andplease visit trulylovefashion.blogspot.com. Also leave comments:) next post soon:)

  7. Hannah says:

    Google search Pauline from the League of Gentlemen

  8. jenny says:

    wow, so futuristic!

  9. We love these new ecological materials to wear.

  10. milex says:

    pretty amazing if you ask me

  11. I love the name alone! But collection is also beautiful.
    http://www.lustcovetdesire.tumblr.com

  12. I featured a piece on printed rainwear recently clearly I needed to extend my search there are some incredible seductive pieces here! I’m a huge lover of well made plastic jewellery and anything shiny, so these waterproofs really float my boat!Particularly thrilling is the matt grey with fur collar and the malteser chocolate mac with large purple collar. Clever combining of translucent and mat plastic pvc and I really appreciate the sculptured effect the hats give to the various looks.Bravo to the company for going the route of eco chic!Thanks Susie for such a lovely post.xx
    http://www.mypassporttostyle.blogspot.com

  13. Womens Tops says:

    These are just beautiful!!
    Amazing collection with full affect filled with color and textures.Thanks for sharing such beautiful designs with us.

  14. loving all the see-through shiny plastics etc!
    gr8888

  15. Joni Laleet says:

    Every time that I wanted to give up, if I saw an interesting textile, print what ever, suddenly I would see a collection.
    http://funds2orgs.com/

  16. THANK YOU SUSIE ***
    & THANK YOU ALL FOR THESE VERY NICE COMMENTS.
    NEW COLLECTION TO LAUNCH IN PARIS NEXT WEEK )
    BEST, WN

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