Every few years, Lucite experiences something of a resurgence. Judging by June alone, we’re in the midst of something of a plastic renaissance right now. That’s the month that Rihanna included a number of shoes with Lucite block heels in her most recent collaboration with Manolo Blahnik. The same month, boutique owner and designer Maryam Nassir Zadeh and jewelry designer Sophie Buhai chose to focus their first accessories collaboration around the material. As Vogue wrote in June, “The result is a small capsule of Lucite accessories for Fall 2017 including thick hoop earrings, a clear-buckled belt, and transparent-heeled oxfords—items described by Buhai as ’30s/’40s meets postmodern.’” Lucite is cheap, versatile and feather-light, though its clarity offers a couture appeal, and the material has a long past bolstering its timelessness.

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