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The 10 Times We Saw Construction Materials on the FW 2016 Runways

Build me up, buttercup!
The 10 Times We Saw Construction Materials on the FW 2016 Runways
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Build me up, buttercup!

Safety first! Bring out your tool kits, ladies, because Fall Winter 2016 has got us weilding our welding gear in style. From gleaming metals to high-shine PVC, watch the season's runway spew out a veritable production line of materials most people use for cementing skyscrapers. Here, 10 times fashion convinced us to don the hard hat!

1. Bungee cord at Balenciaga

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Balenciaga turns the bike lock into your new favorite choker.

2. Chains at Versace

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Chains usually give off a heavy, punk-rock vibe, but in single strands and paired with a sleek suit, they look almost demure.

3. Jump rings at Loewe

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Forget fringe: here's the new way to swing.

4. Mesh at Antonio Marras

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A retro take that makes mesh, typically associated with sportswear, look vintage chic.

5. PVC at DKNY

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Ultra-glossy, waterproof, and high fashion—what's not to love?

6. Safety pins at Sonia Rykiel

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We are so buying every last jumbo-sized safety pin in our local fabric shops.

7. Steel springs at Opening Ceremony

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One more use for the versatile steel spring (aside from, you know, stage doors and binder clips).

8. Tool belt bag at Tory Burch

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Utilitarian has never looked so good. Stash all your necessities in an on-trend fanny pack!

9. Rope at Acne Studios

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No pulleys here! Acne Studios' lace-up steppers have got us in a knot.

10. Welding goggles at Celine

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When working, nothing's more important than eye protection—all the better if it comes in Celine form.

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