The transparent plastic trench is a mod fashion classic, though the unventilated PVC original left users feeling anything but cool. Making this fashion icon wearable was the starting point for Johanna Senyk and Peter Hornstein, the designers behind the rain-wear line Wanda Nylon. “It had to be comfortable and as ecological as possible, so we spent two years on research and development,” Hornstein says. Design-wise, they found inspiration in Helmut Newton photos and Joanna Cassidy’s replicant wardrobe from the 1982 film Blade Runner. The collection, which debuted in spring 2012, is constructed for maximum breathability and currently includes a clear cape and an aviator jacket in leopard. Bring on the downpour!