Fashion designer Phillip Lim used recycled plastic in his latest collection, and it totally works

Phillip Lim is ready to go green — in a way you certainly never imagined. The cutting-edge fashion designer has revealed his 3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2018 collection, and it’s got a distinctly green look to it (and no, we aren’t talking about the color). Lim has incorporated actual recycled plastic into his newest collection, and we never knew trash could be so chic!

Turning literal trash into fashion treasures — well done, Phillip!

The main pieces in Lim’s latest collection are striking, but it’s the accents that make these works truly memorable. One outfit — a trendy black and white dress over a long-sleeved white shirt — amps up its wow factor with a shiny black recycled jacket.

And that’s the look that Lim is pioneering with this collection: Combining practical fashion items made from recycled plastics with chic, work-horse pieces that will stand the test of time.

For people who love to add a striking accent piece to their outfits, this eco-friendly green design is a dream come true. Whether wrapping your recycled-plastic jacket around your waist (as is the current retro trend) or sporting a shiny and super-chic pair of pants made from plastic, you can dress easy knowing your wardrobe is gentle on the environment.

Dressing in recycled plastic may leave you raising an eyebrow, but we love this unconventional way of reusing old items. It’s fun, fashionable, and good for Mother Earth.

3.1 Phillip Lim’s combination of flowy, flowery silhouettes with utilitarian style is a must-have look we’re lusting over, and an eco-friendly form of fashion we’re totally on board with.