You’d be forgiven for thinking you had walked into a nightclub at this season’s Philipp Plein show. Save for a few, industry insiders had been mostly replaced by hundreds of young, cool Italians in barely-there dresses and studded heels for the girls and leather jackets and diamond earring for the boys. Like walking billboards for the rapidly growing brand, they took their seats around the rollercoaster that had been added to the middle of the circular runway. Announcing its pursuit of the cool, the show launched with a surprise performance by New York rapper Azealia Banks. What followed was a testament to Plein’s ability to elevate streetwear to the realm of luxury, which is the selling point of his growing empire, and Fall/Winter 2015’s noir outing was a fearless exploration of just how far he could take the concept.
You’d be forgiven for thinking you had walked into a nightclub at this season’s Philipp Plein show.
Fur? Check. Studs? Check. Leather? Check. This was signature Plein through and through. One after the other, his #PleinWarriors emerged in black and white looks that included amazing crocodile-leather track pants, fur jackets, glossy, liquid-leather capes, leather sweatshirts, Mongolian Kidassia coats, vinyl leggings, and studded moto jackets. The girls in the audience oohed and aahed at the sensual cutout dresses, glistening metallic frocks, and body-conscious mini dresses. This may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the after-midnight crowd will be lining up to get its hands on the luxe, party pieces.
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