Menswear MFW Spotlight: Philipp Plein

Fall 2016 Collection

PHILIPP PLEIN, internationally known designer, and namesake brand, debuted its Fall 2016 Menswear Collection in Milan over the weekend.

Historically, PLEIN the man, has a reputation for showmanship and orchestrating over-the-top productions.

Opening in a dark room, lit by green laser beams—and a spotlight on a podium, where a classical conductor stood, conducting, Ride of the Valkyries, with a 30-piece symphony, sitting in neon-lit scaffolding, surrounding a DJ.

Enter, L’il Wayne - performing in Philipp Plein pants atop a skate ramp, only to introduce BMX riders, outfitted in LED piping before starting the main event.

The collection was overwhelmingly black - with pops of grey and red. A cohesive collection featuring textured knits, leather accents and of course, Swarovski crystals.

The theme, #PLEINHERO, focused on superheroes, both from Marvel & DC, with appearances from Spiderman, Captain America and Batman - with the models snaking through gold skate ramps, and carrying super lux skateboards.

Overall, the collection was very defined with outerwear, tailored suiting and tuxedos. Showing wide-brimmed hats, leather paneling on pants and outerwear, quilted velvet and crystal embellishments on sleek suites.

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