As replicant Zhora Salome in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic, she throws on a transparent raincoat to shield her from the heavy downpour while trying to escape blade runner Rick Deckard, who is set on her demise. Underneath her see-through mac for all to see lay a skimpy two-piece and knee-high boots – her stripper’s uniform – as she charged through a dystopian LA like a futuristic gladiator intent on losing her assassin while keeping dry.
From 1982 to the spring/summer 2018 shows, which saw the fash pack wearing Calvin Klein’s plastic-topped checked mac and Miu Miu’s transparent trench – two much-lauded pieces from the autumn/winter 2017 collections. As the trend picks up pace for next season - everyone from Calvin Klein to Chanel and Valentino has experimented with translucent vinyl - Scott's Eighties classic, which predicted what 2019 might be like, seems oddly apt.
With the sequel, Blade Runner 2049, airing in UK cinemas this week, look closely at the costumes - new director Denis Villeneuve might have the same knack for spotting trends as his predecessor, Scott.