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Bin there, worn that! Spanish fashion house unveils its £650 'plastic bag' top on the catwalk 

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  • Bizarre polyethylene shirt was made by Spanish fashion house Balenciaga
  • It features the fashion house’s name on the back and front in gold lettering
  • The odd product is priced at £645 at Selfridges where it has almost sold out

By Alisha Rouse Showbusiness Correspondent For The Daily Mail

Published: 18:09 EDT, 10 April 2018 | Updated: 18:13 EDT, 10 April 2018

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Spanish fashion house Balenciaga have released the 
Spanish fashion house Balenciaga have released the 

Spanish fashion house Balenciaga have pioneered this unusual shirt

Forking out £650 at a high end fashion label, you would expect a glamorous ensemble of only the finest quality.

But this bizarre shirt, made by Spanish fashion house Balenciaga, is made from 100 per cent polyethylene - the same plastic used to make carrier bags.

The neon green top, which the brand has called ‘Plastic-Bin shirt’, features the fashion house’s name on the back and front in gold lettering.

A far cry from fine fabrics such as silk and cashmere, polyethylene is usually used to make plastic bags, bottles and even cling film.

It made its debut on the 2018 spring and summer catwalk in Paris and is now selling for £645 at Selfridges - where it is almost sold out.

To complete the outfit, the fashion house suggests it is teamed with a houndstooth pencil skirt and a pair of gold clip-on earrings.

Latex and plastic is all the rage in fashion circles. Fashion house Celine is selling a £423 plastic handbag, while the trend has also featured on the catwalk at Chanel - where thigh-high transparent boots pounded the runway.

Models carrying plastic bags also appeared at last month’s London fashion month - featuring in a show staged by Indian-born designer Ashish, while Burberry has designed a series of latex-like shopping bags for its catwalks last year.

It may seem a tricky trend to navigate, but experts at fashion magazine Marie Claire suggested willing women should make ‘subtle nods’ to the trend without wearing it all-over.

The odd creation features the fashion house’s name on the back and front in gold lettering
The odd creation features the fashion house’s name on the back and front in gold lettering

The odd creation features the fashion house’s name on the back and front in gold lettering

The bizarre shirt is made from 100 per cent polyethylene - the same plastic used to make carrier bags
The bizarre shirt is made from 100 per cent polyethylene - the same plastic used to make carrier bags

The bizarre shirt is made from 100 per cent polyethylene - the same plastic used to make carrier bags

It suggested: ‘You might choose to accessorise a denim jumpsuit with some PVC boots or a clear handbag. Or give a tough edge to a feminine blouse by pairing it with vinyl trousers.

‘Or perhaps the perfect finishing touch to a sharp suit is a clear trench coat, which you can also layer over your favourite coat to give it an instant update’. 

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